Steve Jobs had presented that connect the dots in your life is what leads your life path.
And this makes a lot of sense.
Think about it, how do you become YOU today?
You become YOU is due to your past life experiences, personal thoughts, knowledge and you name it.
Everything happens for a reason and a purpose.
What had happened on you eventually will change you in more than one way.
I appreciated for what had happened on me. My today's lifestyle is shaped by connecting the dots and this made me live a life that I feel most alive.
Fast forward four years. I was just graduated from high school, joined MLM businesses, created a website about skin disease and broke up with my ex.
And the dots connect in a way that I never expected.
Had I not been joined MLM businesses... I would not meet my good friend and also a mentor who led me to the Internet world.
Had I not experienced the Internet world... I would not create a website about skin disease and learn many skills like SEO and graphic design.
Had I not been broke up with my ex... I would not learn how to be successful with women and many other things that make a man great.
Had I not been kept learning... I would not create this website today in any way.
See how connecting the dots will create you a life?
Some people's dots connect in a way that they favor, some people's dots connect in a way that makes them feel depressed.
This seems connecting the dots is not something that is controllable...
But in fact, you are able to cultivate an environment where likely the dots will connect in a way like you wish.
“Follow the excitement. The rest takes care of itself.” – Unknown
After reading many successful people's stories, I found they have certain behaviors that will make them exposing to more opportunities so they are more successful than others.
These behaviors I conceive as 3 rules that create you good luck.
Whether you have good luck or bad luck, it is solely depending on your degree of practicing these 3 rules.
They are also the ultimate practices for finding and doing work you love.
You want to learn, learn, learn, learn, learn, learn and learn more in life.
Constant improvement is what makes you, or breaks you.
Learning is the only way to lead you go further and closer to your goal. It's also the only way that allows you start living with purpose.
Because when you are learning, you are actually improving your skills and knowledge. You will be stronger and more capabilities.
Learning will expose you more and new ideas. Your mental, emotional and physical capabilities are proportional to your learning. The more you learn, the more capable you are.
There are just too many ways to learn things in life: Read a book. Study journal articles. Watch a movie. Listen to a podcast. Watch a Ted video. Attend to a seminar. The list never ends.
You don't have to worry where to find learning materials. Because when you are ready to learn, the teacher will appear.
Good Luck = Preparations (Learning) + Opportunities
To create you a good luck, you want to expose yourself to more opportunities in addition to learning.
How could you do that?
Connect is what makes you noticeable. Connect is how you get information in advance compare to competitors. Connect is how you have a relationship with people and businesses you want to do with.
So, start doing connection today.
Spend time with people and businesses that you admire and people who support your vision.
You want to produce something daily.
No matter what work you choose to do, produce something regularly.
If you want to be a writer, write something daily. If you want to be a bodybuilder, life some weights daily. If you want to be a chef, try new recipes daily.
Creating new things every day is not hard. You don't have to complete the production. You can even just write out the ideas.
The key is you are on something.
Practice makes perfect. That's one of the reasons that you want to create things daily. Producing every day is actually practicing every day. You can eventually create expert-level products.
Producing every day is also actually learning every day. Every time of the process of production you will have chances to learn something new, something creative and something inspiring.
So don't wait. Start doing it now.
All journeys start from the first stepping of your foot.
"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." - Steve Jobs
This quote is from a speech that given by Steve Jobs when commencement in Standford. You can watch the speech here.
Chances are, most people's life looks like a scattered graph of random dots. You don't know how these dots can connect together.
You have to trust that you know where you are going. And only after you are there, can you then connect the dots. So you have to set goals and manage your time in order to lead you going where your destiny should be.
The dots will eventually connect. So just focus on what you should do and be confident in everything of your life.
Learning. Connecting. Creating. The 3 connecting dots rules that makes the connection more likely to happen. It's all about creating more dots in life.
Practice them daily. It is either now, or never.