You Have To Trust In “Something”

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. 

Trusting That You Will Get What You Desire… Just Like When You Order Something On Amazon

Amazon has to be one of the most influential, disruptive and convenient businesses to be birthed over the past decade.

It makes ordering something take under 10 seconds and is mind boggling how it’s changed & disrupted the way we buy things.

I, personally, tend to get multiple Amazon notifications on my phone and email every day.

“Your shipment of Quest Smores Protein Bars is on it’s way.  It will be delivered on Tuesday by 8pm.”

I’m sure you can relate.  I bet you also get multiple pings from Amazon that something is on its way.

But what does Amazon have to do with you achieving the life you want?

Well, let me ask you a question.

Do you ever question if your package of toilet paper, laundry detergent, headphones or batteries that you ordered will actually come?

Do you ever sit around anxiously wanting to know if you’ll actually receive what you’ve asked for?

“I wonder if Amazon is gonna deliver my salad chopper.  What if they don’t ship it?  What if it doesn’t end up coming?  What if they lost my order?”

No.

I can answer that one for you.  The answer is you don’t.

You trust that once you hit “Buy Now” & you get that confirmation email, your package of Peeps will arrive.

So, what does this have to do with living the Optimized You?

Well, living the Optimized You means having faith in the process.

It means trusting that if you just keep moving forward – even when you don’t want to – with what feels right and stay centered in the present moment, things will eventually turn out how they are supposed to – and all for the better.

It’s staying positive, not letting self-doubt get you down and make you give up… and ultimately having faith that your ‘package’ of living an optimized life will, in fact, arrive.

But like your Amazon package, you need to immediately start having some faith that things will work out okay — just as they always have before.

DAILY ACTION:  Start to believe that what you wish for is on it’s way.  Don’t question it.  Don’t put a timeline to it.  Just have faith that it will occur – or something even better that you’re not thinking of quite yet will occur instead.  Trust that everything is happening FOR you and not TO you on your journey.  And then take action each day on what feels right while focusing on your daily process goals.  They may change as you go – that’s okay.  Just go with it and stay flexible.