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.
Again, 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.
This particular quote describes the “experiences” we have in our lives, sometimes you wonder on their purpose and how they will affect your life. You have so many experiences in the past and most of the time, you don’t know how those experiences are going to help you in your endeavors, dreams, expectations and your future – yet they often do. This clearly shows that your experiences, no matter, how good or bad they are, will definitely lead you to your personal growth if you accept and learn from them.
You must open your mind and trust the lessons you have learned from your past experiences. I noticed from personal experience if you treat every experience, good or bad, as a valuable lesson, as a stepping stone to improvement you get much quicker to your goals. Steve Jobs clearly show us the importance of our past encounters, no amount of planning can make you successful in your future – but the things you learned from your past can make you a better candidate for success.