A famous author by the name of Frigyes Karinthy first wrote about a concept called the six degrees of separation in 1929. His teaching explained, everything that is in existent within our realty is at maximum 6 steps or less, away from us obtaining it.
Matt 7-7, reminds us of another important lesson taught to us by one of the most inspirational role models that has blessed this earth, Jesus. With his wisdom and compassion, Jesus illustrated that those who “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you”
And who could forget that famous speech given by Steve Jobs, who was named one of the most influential beings of the 21st century stating “Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you”.
The lessons above, truly express the epitome of success, and go to show how the odds are honestly in favour for all that seek to understand, and cultivate the power embedded within these teachings.
As we are already aware, the planet earth consists of over 7 billion individuals, which means we have over 7 billion opportunities worldwide that can contribute, and have a direct effect on our lives. I mean that is mind blowing! That our odds for change are 1 in over 7 Billion. Fantastic isn’t it!
So let’s get started, I want to touch on each of these teachings above with a little more insight, to help you gain an understanding on how they can be used to benefit, and achieve our most desired aspirations in life.
The six degrees of separation,
This concept was taught at a time of when the world was not exposed to such advanced technology that we have today.
Before internet, emails, Social network channels, media, telecommunications, Phones Landlines Fax machines, automobiles, aeroplanes ….. I can go on all day, but you get the point!
It’s amazing to see how far the human race has advanced in such little time. How our species alone have really changed the world, and innovated such excellence, that continues to enrich our existence, and experience of our children. (And it was all created by Humans like me and you!)
The times have really changed to favour us, in the means of connecting and communication. That we can connect with people from the other side of the world in seconds and even visit the other side of the world in a matter of hours.
We live in the golden age of history, 21st century. That if we tried to explain to our ancestors, of how life would be now, they would call us crazy and have us sentenced to death for preaching such blasphemy. If they could see us know!
So let’s really get our hands in the sand with this one.
The Six Degrees of Separation: If the 6 degree of separation concept was first introduced in the 20th Century, considering we are now living in the 21st Century, and our resources are a thousand times more advanced, that would suggest that the 6 degrees would be substantially less, right.
So with this in mind, we could amend the 6 degrees of separation to at maximum, of say 3 degrees of separation or less.
I mean, Wow!
I am left speechless every time that I think of this.
To imagine, Instead of making a maximum of 6 moves to connect with any anything or anyone within this planet, it could be obtained within 3 or less steps.
However if this is to be true, why aren’t we all sitting on the beach, drinking Pina coladas with Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie. I mean, if it is all that easy!
Let me explain, what we tend to overlook, is that as things become easier, more people are willing to advance on the opportunity’s. And why not, this world is at equal playing grounds for all.
The question is not that others are better than us, smarter than us or even a matter of luck.
It’s that they seize the moment and really invest in the opportunity at hand. They invest within themselves and their future. They understand that we are already half way there, and choose to spend their time proactively, on advancing on their desires.
They embrace their creative side, with a hint of drive and persistence that sets them apart from the heard, and activate that special instrument called imagination.
Let’s say you’re an aspiring Musician, trying to gain the attention of a world class record label. You must remember that we are living in the 21st Century, that communicating your talent, is only a click away. So how are you going to engage your desired individual and have them invest within you?
Say you were the head of the record label, you receive hundreds of demo CD’s a day, you notice 2 amazing artists, that have clearly invested there time in strengthening their musical talents.
One of the artist has only submitted one CD, as the other artist has also submitted a CD, but further they have sent an additional 10 emails, with a website attached, including performances, biography’s and photos.
Ask yourself, who would grab your attention more? Who showed more intent and commitment? I know who I would choose!
Also, remember not to be discouraged when things don’t go your way, continue to persist and learn from you mistakes. If we learn early we will be ready for them next time they come around. They are all successes.
They help us grow and advance ourselves in all aspects of life.
So embrace the times we are living in, don’t lose focus. Remember to keep persistent and let your imagination take you for a ride.
Don’t forget, that the odds for change favour us, 1 in over 7 billion.
Do something different, something special, and you will be sure to make an impression.
Stay posted, as I cover the remaining two teachings in my future posts.
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