Do you know how the human race came to be? Scientists believe that millions of years ago a giant asteroid hit the earth in what is now Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Almost 95% of life was decimated either by the actual impact, or the after-effects of long-term weather changes. One survivor, a small mammal no bigger than a squirrel, lived underground. Some say this particular animal was a precursor to the human race.

It’s hard to fathom that an asteroid and a tiny mammal could be the two most significant catalysts for everything in human history. The series of galactic events that occurred one after another is almost unimaginable, but it did happen.

The Extra Effort Goes a Long Way

What would happen if you made that extra phone call, or connected with that person on LinkedIn? What would happen if you spent the time creating your own blog or joining that networking group? Each action is a catalyst for something else.

The great writer and thinker, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, wrote, “The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.”

The asteroid didn’t create us, nor did the mammal. We were created by a sequence of events. Every evening when you’re about to pack it up for the day, remember to make that one extra call or one extra e-mail. It could make all the difference.