Imagine you and your friend, both staring at a girl that you have been eyeing on for quite some time but most of the time she will always be with either her circle of friends that you are not keen to talk to or she will be around her family members which include her father who you think carries a hand gun and always looks grumpy. But this time around… it’s different. She is alone, and looks anxious, as if she is in need of somebody to talk to. Deep inside, you know that this is the perfect time to talk to her. You must make the move. But you had a feeling of hundreds of butterflies flying around in your stomach and it almost makes you want to puke.
Out of the blue, you feel your friend nudging you and it gave you a sudden boost of courage and strength to take the first step towards the girl. With that little nudge, you have become encouraged. Imagine that! What exactly had happened to you and your body? How did that little ‘NUDGE’ give you all the courage and motivation you needed to do something even without him telling you what he meant by it?
Choices are an important part of our lives without them we wouldn’t be who we are today. It may change our lives in drastic ways, more than we might have realized. In life, we are destined to stop at junctures of important choices that we will have to make one way or another, and sometimes we don’t even realise it. For example, whether or not you should approach the girl was an important choice you needed to make. That decision you have made will impact your life forever.
More often than not, it is a hard for us to make the decision ourselves and need some sort of motivation like a simple ‘nudge’ to make the first step. Sometimes our decision was made by a third party such as a little statement or body contact. A lot of factors like the people around us or the environment can influence us to make the choice that we think is the best one. For instance, the fact that she was alone and the nudge from your friend resulted in you making an essential decision. Just imagine, what if we have the power to coax or influence people to make decisions that we would want them to choose with just a hint.