This morning you have the unique and incredible privilege to make connections that can change lives.
You can make connections that overcome debilitating problems and achieve lifelong goals.
You can make connections that provide people with invaluable support at critical moments in their lives.
You can make connections that create new jobs or even new companies.
You can make connections that transfer and document skills for thousands, perhaps millions, of others.
You can make connections that become close friendships (or more).
If you ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed, beaten up, and the world is against you, I have a simple solution. Make more connections.
Building connections that change lives is the best part about working with communities. And it’s a tragedy we don’t spend anywhere near enough time doing it.
Not every connection will work. Most will fizzle and die. But it’s the few that do which will keep you energized and believing in the work you’re doing.
The best part? You don’t need your boss’ permission. In fact, you don’t even need to leave your computer right now. You just need to open a new window on your browser and start doing it.