Steve Jobs gave an amazing commencement speech to Stanford graduates back in 2005.
In his speech he mentions ‘You can’t connect the dots moving forward. You can only connect them looking backwards. 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 has made all the difference in my life”
I couldn’t agree more.
Now, some people are religious and believe in a God and others do not. Some people would consider themselves spiritual and others would not.
That’s all cool – you’re a free bird and are entitled to your own opinion.
But I’m with Steve on this one – I truly believe there is ‘something’ out there – the Universe, the Tao, etc… – that is universally making things work… and we’re all small pawns in it. We make our own problems into catastrophic mountains when in reality, we are like ants in a giant forest.
I have learned throughout the years – and I highly recommend you do the same – that you trust that ‘something’ is out there connecting it all together and that you need to follow wherever you feel pulled towards.
We all tend to think too much and listen to our minds obsessively chatter around trying to solve our problems. Yet, if you look back throughout your life, most of your great ideas, breakthroughs and epiphanies came when you weren’t thinking about them (taking a shower, walking in a park, etc…).
DAILY ACTION: Stop thinking so damn much you beautiful bastard. Relax, let go and trust that if you follow what you FEEL – and stop trying to solve all your problems with your mind – in the end, it’ll end up all good with a hell of a lot less stress and worry along the way.