In continuing with the theme of accepting challenges, I offer this one: start a conversation with a stranger.
We often avoid conversations beyond small talk in general, which is a shame. Conversation with new people often results in new insights, new understanding and, occasionally, a new friend.
I did this earlier today. At a meeting I sat down next to a total stranger. During the break, I started by asking her name. It was really that easy.
And then I listened. This is perhaps the scariest part of conversation, because after the first question is asked, it is completely out of our control.
And that’s why this challenge is so critical.