Six degrees of separation has been used as a synonym to describe the small world phenomenon. The idea is that we are an average of six steps away from each person in the world. This means everyone you encounter, has the potential to be the gateway to someone or something else that aides you in your journey. Consider it as a series of networks.
Networking is a powerful way to operate and is just as much about helping others as it is about helping yourself. Many people think they can judge someone’s usefulness upon first encounter, but the world is filled with uncertainties. You never know what kind of challenges or opportunities may be presented to you in life that certain people you have encountered, will play an instrumental role in propelling you forward.
Many of life’s advancements derive from a person you know or have been introduced to by someone else. When you connect with the right people, it will be less difficult to get to the places you are trying to go.