When I was maybe 20 years old, I realized that if I didn't become more assertive in pursuing females, I would have a very lonely life. I knew I would experience some rejections, but I just decided to go forward and handle whatever happened. I got some rejections, and I learned that it wasn't the end of the world or the catastrophe I had visualized, and I got over my fear of rejection. And that allowed me to become more assertive, start dating more, and gain experience that turned into self-confidence.
Guys, if you were shy when you were younger and you overcame it, how did you do it?