Eye contact can be daunting for many of us. There are, of course, many factors: your gender, age, emotional state and who youare speaking to all affect your inclination to make and sustain eye contact. However these varying scenarios impact our ability to lock eyes with another person, there is one, unchanging truth: eye contact is essential in building, strengthening and maintaining meaningful connection.
If I can do it, you can too. I was once afraid beyond my ability to describe. Am I still scared? Yes. Am I still vulnerable? Yes. Can I now stand and speak to a group of people? YES. If I can do this now, ask yourself: what can you do?