You don’t need that many people to believe in you

Just when hope seems
unreachable, as your hand slips from the cliff of life, all it takes is one
thing to keep your grip strong. 

And more often than not, that thing takes human
form. A person, who looks at you with a tender gaze and a beaming heart, places
a magnifying glass on the things you’re good at and says, hey, you should do
something with this

Through them, you see a vision of how you could live
differently. And that moment becomes enough to reinstate your hope about the

What’s exciting is when you get to be that person for someone else. My
entire career launched after a chance encounter with a man on a bus, who passed
my business card along to the editor of a local newspaper, which ended up
running story about my first book. 

That was my moment of conception. It was the
reason my eyes were alive with hopes for the future. And I never forget how
good that felt. 

And so, I go out of my way to do the same for the people I
encounter. To respond to their dreams with relentless affirmation, reckless
generosity, instant encouragement and radical acceptance. 

Because you never
know when people are hanging off that cliff. You never know what type of
hopelessness they’re trying to outrun each day. 

Remember, there’s no upside to
not believing in people. Every little fragment of hope we stumble across is


When you leave the room, do people have more hope than when you walked in?


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