Be first. Say hello. Raise your hand and ask the dumb question.
Going first isn’t about being the strongest or the brightest. Firstness is less about primacy and more about setting the tone so you can build up enough confidence to get what you want.
The only thing that distinguishes other body builders from one another is confidence. The only difference between you and the other guys in the room is the willingness to ask her out.
Save your best for first, not last.
“This “wait” has almost always meant “never.”” – MLK
“He who hesitates is lost.” – Marcus Cato
“You succeed because you’ve chosen to be confident. It’s not really useful to require yourself to be successful before you’re able to become confident.” – Seth Godin