In the past, I was terrible with eye contact. For a long time, I wasn’t even aware of it, but at some point, I realized that I rarely did it. I watched people’s lips instead. Once I was aware, I started to work on it, a little here or there. However, when I started speaking, I knew I needed to work harder. I knew why, like I know why I need to eat vegetables. But actually doing it was another thing. It’s scary to break a lifetime of behavior.
I recently had an experience that made me realize HOW important it was and it created a mental shift in this area.