Steinar Skipsnes

My goal this year (2016) has been to get rejected as much as possible; to fail as much as possible; to put myself in as many uncomfortable situations as possible.

Why?

Because failure amplifies success.

Because getting rejected as much as possible is the only way to know what is possible.

Because taking daily steps on a road paved with failure is the path to success.

One way I’ve lived this is through Daily Hello, an Instagram account that documents my goal of meeting one new person every day this year.

The result so far, meeting 228 people that I would have never otherwise met.

Not a single day missed.

Some days have been easy. More days have been hard.

Some days I have met the first person I approach. Other days its taken 2-3 attempts.

But like with anything, the more you do it, the more comfortable it becomes.

I’ve learned to become comfortable with being uncomfortable and its forced me to grow.

Through it all, every single time I meet someone amazing, someone I have a great connection with, it makes every single uncomfortable moment, every rejection worth it.

When was the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone?

If you have to think, its been too long.

Get out of your comfort zone.

Everything you want to accomplish lives there.

Everyone you admire lives there.

Step out and fulfill your potential.

I’ll see you there!

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The story (and video) of meeting someone new every day for a year.