It was in 2015 at Stanford University where Steve Jobs had this to say in his thought-provoking speech: “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. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
I fully concur with his statement. If you can look back on your life, you’d realise that nothing’s the same. Indeed a lot has changed for the better. Though it may seem like nothing has changed, but you can also agree with me that where you are today is definitely not where you were a year before.
If you look deep into the changes around, you’ll notice that things are not the same as they used to.
Yes you’ve committed some mistakes. Yes you missed some opportunities here and there. Yes you’ve been ridiculed for the small hiccups and yes you have been in some tougher situations in the past. But what matters and what stands is that when you reflect on your journey, you can see the great milestones you’ve achieved. You can begin give yourself some credit and cut yourself some slack.
Look back, see what the Lord has done in your life. Appreciate every challenge and see them as opportunities and not setbacks. It may not be a fun exercise, but as soon as you are able to look back and count your blessings, you will begin to connect the dots.