Like most people, I was saddened, but not shocked today when I got the news that Steve Jobs, one of the greatest creative minds of our time, passed away. He was, in my opinion, the closest thing we had to Leonardo DaVinci in the modern era.
That's one hell of an accomplishment for a little boy who was was put up for adoption, rejected by his first adopted laywer family who wanted a girl, and then accepted by a family where the mother never graduated from college, and the father never graduated from high school. Maybe that's why Steve did not see how college would benefit him. So he dropped out, and that's when he said the dots began to connect for him.
Steve had this to say about connecting the dots in your life:
"...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..."