Have you ever met someone, either on social media or in person, and immediately realize that this was the person that has influenced you in some way, you just want to get to know them better. Maybe not in the way that many people would categorize “getting to know someone.” It could be a friendship, or perhaps for some it could be something more, but whatever that feeling takes you, it’s really about the idea of meeting someone that brings you to wanting to be a better person than you are today. These are the types of people that seem so hard to find in society, yet when you find them they are the most special people that we could have in this life.
There are so many self-help books, blogs, and articles that talk about finding that one or many influential people. Advice is given, a guide to recognizing them, and even pointers to developing such relationships in your life, but the truth is that it doesn’t really work that way. In my experience these types of individuals are often times felt from within. Your heart is all knowing. It has the ability to signal what is good from what’s not so good, and if we allow ourselves to lead, the possibilities become endless.
Influential people are one of a kind. They put themselves out there for the people who are in their lives. They work hard and in turn inspire us to work just as hard as they do. They have this ability to create a drive to those around them, and the overwhelming feeling that they give others makes us want to be around them often. It amazes me how influential people do it, but I’ve only known of one in my lifetime, and I will never be the same again. I think that when you meet influential people it’s what’s meant to be as an everlasting relationship, that no matter how far apart you are from them, there’s the feeling that they are right with you.
There is a song performed by Chicago entitled, You’re the Inspiration . A few of lyrics state, “You’re the meaning in my life. You’re the inspiration. You bring feeling to my life. You’re the inspiration. Want to have you near me, I want to have you hear me saying
No one needs you more than I need you.” I think the words of this song say it best. Finding inspirational people are those that we want to have near us, but also they are people that we need more than anything. Finding that someone who inspires you may not be as difficult as we may think. All that you have to do is look within your heart because they will change you forever.