I was talking to a friend of mine the other day about a portion of the famous Steven Job’s 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University where he talks about connecting the dots.
We were agreeing that this is so true: you don’t know how the dots will connect in your life. And you won’t know until you have the perspective of time, meaning that you’ll see in retrospect that the dots have, or are in the process of, connecting up.
Sometimes that perspective of time is a long, long time. It isn’t a matter of days, weeks, or months. And sometimes you can’t see the dots connecting after a year or even five years. Sometimes it takes living nearly your whole life–40 or more years–before you start to see dots connecting and how events in your life have fit together to get you to where you are and to make you who you are.
So, don’t lose hope if it seems like in spite of all your hard work and dedication that you seem off track and that things aren’t coming together. Keep going because in time you’ll see how it all fits together–how the dots connect.
Bookmark Steven Job’s speech and refer to it often–especially when you need a reminder about connecting the dots in your life.
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Your Friend and Pep Pal,