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. Steve Jobs, Co-founder of Apple
In his quote, Jobs goes on to say that you have to trust in something whether it be your gut, destiny, karma, whatever. He claims that this approach has made all the difference in his life. To me, this concept is all about faith…in my case, faith in God. Sometimes our life makes no sense, we wonder why something has or is happening to us, we wonder if we are being punished or are unlucky or unprepared or just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
I think Jobs is right. It’s often hard to see how the dots are connecting as we look forward. But we need to trust that in the future, as we look back, it will all make sense or at least we will have grown from the journey.
Affirmation: I trust that the dots will someday connect.
Coaching questions: What experience have you had where, looking forward the dots did not connect but now, looking back with perspective, they have? What helped you trust in the process?