I’d like to share a little experience I recently had. My wife and three of my kids and I were recently eating at a Costco Food Court when we noticed a couple of men who looked awfully familiar come and sit at the table next to ours. They were minding their own business, but we quickly realized they were famous YouTubers, Brett and John Roberts. Their channel, Bored Shorts TV, has gone dormant for a few years, but it has some of the best content I’ve ever seen on that platform. It’s long been one of my favorite YouTube channels.
My wife was nervous about approaching them and saying anything. We finished our meal and then walked out of the building. But I could tell my wife regretted doing that. I asked her what she wanted to do. She said she wished she could ask those two gentlemen to take a picture with our kids, but she couldn’t do it. I made sure that was what she really wanted, and then I walked back inside and approached them. I said I was a huge fan of theirs, and it would mean a lot to me if they could take a picture with my kids.
The Roberts brothers were incredibly gracious. They had noticed us gawking at them, and they didn’t mind our request at all. They smiled and gladly offered to hold the phone and take the picture for us. It was a wonderful experience. Here’s the photo we took.
I could have easily done nothing and allowed that moment to pass by. Those two would have continued on their way uneventfully. And my wife and I would have had the memory of our failure to act. Instead of shrinking in fear of worrying about being awkward, I decided to act. If they had said no, I wouldn’t have been any worse off. The fact that they said yes meant we got to immortalize the occasion. It will always be a happy memory now. Those two great guys turned out to be just as awesome and humble as they come across in their videos.
By being a little bolder than I’m used to and getting out of my comfort zone, I was able to do something special for my wife. I think we can all benefit from trying that strategy. Take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves to you, even if you’re not sure about the results of your actions. You never know, you might be pleasantly surprised by what happens.
So my advice is to be a little bolder. After all, you rock.
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