I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately too. I want to be able to establish powerful connections with other people in a shorter period of time. I ask myself at the end of every day, “Have I done my best to connect with someone new today?” Each day is a struggle. I believe in my heart that it is possible. Even if it’s a complete stranger and you only talk for 5 minutes, I want to make that moment count. I want to know that person deeply (or at least try). Why waste that time on another pleasantry?