Did a famed business man who once gave a fab graduation speech die the same week you lost out on a career opportunity you thought was both perfect and totally within your grasp? Lucky you! You now have a zillion motivational quotes to choose from while navigating your failings (a process that may or may not involve picking at those cold cheese fries left over from lunch and re-reading emails from your mom about how you’re still the best.)
“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.”
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
“Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.”
Sarcasm aside, I really am working on taking the advice of a visionary I so admired and trusting that my dots will eventually connect.
I suspect this might require a fresh order of cheese fries.