I love love quote by Steve Jobs. It goes like this: “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.
I will tell you what I think about this quote and my meaning of it. Let”s say that you have some big goals for yourself in the future. You believe somehow that you can do it. You understand that everybody can, but you don”t have a clue how the hell is going to happen. Nobody knows! You cannot connect the dots looking forward. Nobody can! You cannot know with what are you going to deal with. Nobody knows! Tomorrow is a mystery and the time is NOW. Just decide NOW how that picture has to look like.
Looking backwards you can see how all happened for a reason. Everything fall into place. If the details of a problem fall into place, you suddenly understand how they are connected and you can solve the problem. You understand where your actions led you. You understand where your story that you was telling yourself and others led you. It is that simple. I believe now, looking back at your past, you understand why things happened.
“you can live your life forward, but understand it
You don’t know what you don’t know and you don’t know the future. So, dots cannot be connected looking into the future, only looking into the past.
I am a big believer into believing in ourselves, believing that is possible for us.
Have you ever played jigsaw puzzle? A beautiful landscape picture broken into thousand pieces (1.000). You know how it looks like. You seen picture on the box, you picked that one, but there is a journey to make that picture whole. You start to make the picture. You found couple of puzzles and you get distracted. You go and leave it laying there. The next day you are committed to do as much as you can. You have a laser focus on what are you doing, but all of the sudden you got tired and bored. You leave all and go doing some other things. I believe you get the point by now?
There is a journey to everything. Whatever you wanna accomplish is already here, you just need to connect these dots. And there will be times when you will feel tired, fed up, feeling like quitting because it”s too hard, but I hope you will never do, because what will you see at the end, this beautiful picture, is worth every day spending on it. Do you get the point? If you do, leave me a comment in the section below.
Of course, to do all journey is much easier if you do it with your partner, your siblings, family. There will be people that will give you will to finish it all. They will push you through tough times.
If you don”t have a partner to go through whole journey, you gotta do it by yourself. It”s fine! You”ll get stronger! There are thousands of women and man, who go through all kind of situations, most of them pull themselves out as a victor, not a victim. Be one of them!
Everything is happening for a reason. Things, stuff and situations are given to you, because they know you can get through all of this. And if you have to solve some problem, look at this like opportunity, not setback.
We all go through life with a challenges. Always, but always remember that you are not alone. We are 7 billions people on this planet. You still think that you are the only one who is trying to put together thousands pieces (1000)? Think again! The question is here, are you believing or doubting yourself?
I really hope I inspired you here, with this content. I really do!
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