I get really frustrated with people who hold themselves back in attempt to get the ‘upper hand’ of a relationship - giving less and waiting on receiving - so that they gain more and risk losing less.
I sometimes think that these people are often the most miserable, because they are afraid to trust in the very thing that makes life wonderful. Sure, you put yourself out there to be hurt and stepped on by people but the ability to give without expectations of receiving is liberating and makes you so much happier as a person.
In short - are you waiting for someone to text you first? An employer to call you back? A person you really want to introduce yourself to but find them too high and mighty? Don’t want to seem too desperate?
Just pick up the phone and make that call already. You’ll feel happier for it, and chances are, the outcome will be a positive one too!