Remember this famous quote from Steve Jobs?
“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.”
With this statement during his Stanford commencement speech, Steve gave all of us a free pass to stop worrying about our future. I know I did.
That speech was given in 2005, the same year that I graduated from college. I first watched his speech on YouTube nearly 2 years later. At that time, I was well into my first “real” job and the reality of my situation had set in. I had worked since high school to attain this well-respected, six-figure job as a financial analyst, and now that I was there, I hated it.
If I could be so wrong about this, how do I know what to do next? How do I make any decisions to move forward? I lost all confidence in my own abilities to figure out what I wanted to do – and I was hopelessly confused.
“Am I going in the right direction?”