Men imagine that they communicate their virtue or vice only by overt actions, and do not see that virtue or vice emit a breath every moment. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I used to be the guy who had an answer to questions like this. In college, I would see those people that everyone knew and say to myself, "I need to meet that person." Eventually, I would meet them and in many cases befriend them, only to come to the realization that they were, in fact, also human. duh. Nowadays, I just connect with the people that motivate me to want to connect. There is no longing for an opportunity, especially no dying for one!
To quote Jubei from the popular anime "Ninja Scroll", "No matter where you go, people are people."
In response to...
Who is one person that you’ve been dying to connect with, but just haven’t had the courage to reach out to? First, reflect on why you want to get in touch with them. Then, reach out and set up a meeting.