Tyler Cowen is an economics professor and a prolific blogger at Marginal Revolution. He’s an A-list follow with multiple blog posts every day, and he’s a voracious reader who has pointed me to a lot of insightful articles and books.
I love this thought from Cowen: “At critical moments in time, you can raise the aspirations of other people significantly, especially when they are relatively young, simply by suggesting they do something better or more ambitious than what they might have in mind”
I have appreciated those who have seen more in me than I thought possible, who summoned something greater from me by their expectations.
And I have delighted in those moments when I have been able to awaken a new possibility in someone else. That’s a calling that keeps me going.
What if you looked for opportunities to heighten the trajectory of someone who would otherwise settle for a lower arc?
What if you regularly asked “What if…?”
There could be more people more fully fulfilling their potential with even a slight course correction thanks to your interest and curiosity and encouragement.