Steve Jobs: Trust the dots will connect

Steve Jobs, founder of Apple and the driving force behind the iPhone, would have been 63 on Saturday. A controversial leader for sure, but you can’t deny he was touched with an ability to see what’s coming in the future and a drive to get there first.

I came across a video during my recovery of him at the Stanford University commencement that helped me to surrender and stop trying to control every aspect of life. Here’s the key quote:

“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.”

In your recovery, you have to trust that the dots will connect. Trust in the higher power of your understanding. If that’s still trouble for you, trust that there have been millions before you that have gotten better. Trust that if you keep being sober No. 1, the other dots will connect. I believe that 100 percent.

Here’s the video: