Jason made me watch Steve Jobs’ Stanford Commencement speech from a few years ago. I get why. I’m only two-thirds through - gotta leave soon. But here’s the part that has caught my attention thus far:
Of course, it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward… But it was very, very clear looking backwards… Again, 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… because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well-worn path. And that will make all the difference.
And also this:
Sometimes life’s gonna hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.
Another brick has been thrown. And I will not settle. I will never settle. I’d rather fail with integrity or remain single for the rest of my life than settle. Love will prevail - in life and in work. I will get there. I will be loved because I’m lovable, and I have endless love to give. I will succeed in my business because I love what I do. It will all be OK… At least I will operate as if it will be.