The three second rule. You may have heard of it (no, not that one). It’s an approach strategy conceived by pick up artists.
The rule is, if you see someone you’re attracted to, make your move within three seconds. Wait any longer and fearful thoughts will creep into your mind like a courage-stealing thief.
Once that happens, the probability of you making a move dwindles to practically zero.
Keep in mind that the three second rule isn’t exclusive to the dating realm. It applies to any situation where fear interferes with doing. The rule works because it prevents conscious thinking, the kind of thinking that manufactures fear and suffering.
Remove time, and you remove fear.