For me, it’s people. More specifically, it’s relationships with people. Even more specifically, it’s connections and moments with people. I have really come to appreciate those moments where I really connect with someone. It usually comes in the form of a deep conversation about life, dreams, goals, etc. It’s when people really open up to me that I get the most excited. They are trusting me with their secrets, their aspirations, and sometimes their hearts. Some of these people were strangers when we first had a conversation. That’s a huge compliment to me, and I really appreciate it.
It’s very easy to go through our days without really connecting to people. Even if we’re married or have someone who we see every day, we don’t always connect with them every day. Sometimes we just don’t have the energy that it takes to focus on a conversation like that, which is sad because it’s usually work that consumes all of our energy. I want to encourage you to transition some of that energy away from work and toward connecting with people. I think you’ll find that you actually have MORE energy because of these moments of connection.
I have taken on the goal of positively influencing at least one person’s life every single day, and that goal came about because of these people who allowed me to connect with them. From them opening up, it has inspired me to create that goal. That’s how powerful connection is. You never know what kind of impact you can have on someone by just having a real conversation with them.
If you’re reading this, it might be because I sent you a message and told you that I mentioned you in this post (in spirit of course, you know I wouldn’t name you). I want you to know that I REALLY appreciate you, and I hope that our relationship continues to grow in the years to come. Not everyone allows themselves to open up the way that you do, and there’s something to be said for that. So I want to publicly acknowledge you for putting yourself out there. Thank you for who you are.