Right now there are 7.6 billion people in the world.
That sounds like a lot.
But just how many is 7.6 billion really?
Is it even possible to conceive of seven billion people?
Let’s try a brief exercise:
In your mind right now, picture 10 people.
Now picture 100.
Still with me?
Multiply that by 10 and picture 1,000 people. If you try to picture 10,000 people, most likely your mind will draw a blank. You couldn’t even fit that many people in your peripheral vision without a massive loss of detail due to distance.
By this point, your mind is likely no longer operating visually, but rather conceptually.
But let’s say you want to picture 100,000 people visually. One way to do this would be to imagine a massive stadium packed full of people.
Now try to imagine 10 of those stadiums packed full of people. Do this and you’ve just reached one million.
That’s an unimaginable number for most people.
Just for fun, take those 10 stadiums, each packed full of 100,000 people, and now imagine 9,990 more stadiums for a total of 10,000 stadiums packed full of 100,000 people.
That’s a billion.
And now just simply picture all of that 7.6 times. Voila. Easy right?
As you can see, it’s practically impossible to picture what 7.6 billion people looks like.
It’s such a gigantic number.
And the craziest thing is that the number increases every single day…by over 200,000. That means that every time you wake up, there’s two more gigantic stadiums packed full of people that have just arrived on the planet. And this number gets larger every single day.
In about 15 years, we’ll have another billion people on the planet. That’s 10,000 stadiums packed full of 100,000 people.
It’s almost like humans are starting to resemble bacteria at this point.
Here’s another crazy statistic…
If you were to eliminate 99.99% percent of all humans on the planet, there would still be 760,000 people left.
That’s pretty insane, right?
I mean think of all the possibilities…they’re practically infinite.
Do you want to find true love? Well you have more choices than you’ll ever be able to pursue.
Want to become a millionaire? Then just collect $26 dollars per year for five years from 1% of those 760,000 people.
The craziest thing is that by the time the first year has elapsed, there will have already been an additional 1% of people to collect from.
So far, we’ve been looking at these numbers in a static way.
When, in reality, things are constantly changing. New people are coming onto the planet, new people are emerging as potential possibilities, and existing people are just now entering the market for your target goal.
When you consider how complex a single human being is, there is absolutely no way that you could ever even scratch the surface of what is possible.
Considering all the humans who have ever lived, as well as all those who will ever live on this planet, you can guarantee that just about every feeling and every thought has been experienced.
There is someone doing just about everything you can think of right now.
Someone has already been where you want to go, done what you want to do, and experienced what you want to experience.
Whatever it is that you want in another person or group of people, it’s already there waiting for you.
And by the time you even collect the tiniest portion of that sum, it will have already been replaced many times over.
You stand no chance against the infinite abundance of the world. You will never exhaust the human resource.
Everything that you can imagine and more is already out there.
There are people with incredible lives. There are people with incredibly boring lives.
There are masters. There are slaves. There are consultants who make millions a year, and there are consultants who make $12/hour.
There are people who can’t afford a fast food dollar menu. And there are people who will gladly pay $100,000 for a single meal if it’s in the right company.
Everything you can think of…it’s already out there.
So stop thinking about it and just go get it. Your possibilities are endless.
Don’t be like most people who sit around and wonder why they can’t have what they want.
Be the rare bird that actually goes out and looks for it.
Sure, you may never find it.
But isn’t that better than never going out to look at all?
If you don’t think so now, then just wait…that will change once you’re no longer able to.
Because even though a packed stadium of 100,000 people might seem like a lot, 30,000 is much less. And that’s just about the number of days that an average human spends on this planet before they have to leave.
Your possibilities are infinite.
Every day represents an entirely new set of infinite possibilities.
You will never – and can never – exhaust the possibilities.
So why wouldn’t you wake up each day and pursue them, even for just a small portion of your day?
Everything you want is already out there…it’s just up to you to go and get it.
Personally, I’ve never heard of someone who didn’t eventually get what they were after, as long as they made an effort each and every day.
But if you happen to be one of those rare people who never get what they’re looking for, well then that’s still better than having never looked for it. Because, while you were searching you had hope. And having hope feels a whole lot better than being hopeless.
In this sense, life takes on a whole new meaning. It becomes more about the journey and less about the destination.
Once you get what you’re after, you’ll likely realize that the seeking was way more fun.
So get out there and have fun. Live a one-in-a-million kind of life. And don’t ever settle for less than what you’re worth!
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