I hear Thach quoting Matthew all the time “all possibilities lie in other people.” The first time I heard that I thought “yeah, that makes sense.”
The more I hear it the more I see that it is so true. Our lives – as they exist in this moment – are the result of the people we know. Think about that for just a second. Everyone we’ve ever met impacted us in some way. Whether it is our best friend that we can’t imagine not being in our life, or the stranger that we passed judgment on in a nanosecond, our lives are literally made up every interaction we’ve ever had. That’s a cool concept to play with.
But here’s where it gets fun. When we recognize that our future lives – and our dreams – lie in people we may not have yet met something very powerful begins to shift. We begin to see the power and potential in playing The Power of Contribution Game with everyone meet. Why? Because there simply isn’t a faster way to have legions of advocates, supporters, believers and followers on your team. And in a life filled with advocates, supporters, believers and followers our dreams show up with rapid speed.