Laurence Borel

Connecting the dots

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards

 Steve Jobs

I don’t believe in coincidences, as cliche as this may sound things often happen for a reason; the path you follow, the choices you make, the people you meet… we have planned what will happen to us with precision, even though we’re not mentally conscious of these plans. In his 2005 Stanford Commencement speech, Steve Jobs called ‘it’ connecting the dots. And these dots are the milestones we will inevitably go through in our lives.

There may be different paths to arrive, but ultimately, the end-goal is the same, as if you were guided by some sort of internal compass. A compass that knows what we planned to do even when our consciousness doesn’t. When your gut instinct is telling you something, you have to listen. Even though your head may tell you not to….

Tomorrow will be the end of an era, but the beginning of a new chapter in my journey.

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One Comment to "Connecting the dots"

  1. Alexandra Hatmanu says:

    That’s a great saying Steven said, and will always be remembered. I heard many successful stories, and connecting the dots looking backwards really applied to those people. But what about those people whose lives did not have a happy ending, like beggars or people who missed their lives because of different diseases? That must be tough…

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