You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. 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 didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.
“If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
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.
Get the losers out of your life if you want to live your dream
I’m not afraid to fail. I’m not afraid to fall over, make a mistake. That often times cripples people on the onset to getting to anything.
Do you need a reminder to be fearless? Don’t let today’s frustrations keep you from tomorrow’s success.
Q: How can you increase your chances of being successful?
A: Be happy.
Success doesn’t lead to happiness, it’s the other way around. Don’t believe me? Watch this TED Talk: