I didn’t have a clue what I was going to write about today for the blog. I promised I would post every Wednesday, but that promise is difficult to keep when I feel like I have nothing to write about.
And then as I was driving home tonight, I heard on the radio that Steve Jobs has passed away. I didn’t want to believe it, so I rushed home and turned on every news channel I trust. Sure enough, he had. I looked on the Internet, and then everyone started to speak out about Steve Jobs. Liked him, hated him… whatever the personal opinions were, everyone agreed on one word: Innovator.
What makes this quality so sought after? Is it possible that the seed of innovation lies within all of us, or is it a rarity? Questions for another day, but always something to keep in mind. (My opinion… everyone is capable of great things.)
If anything, Steve Jobs taught everyone that you must follow your passions. Following your passion may very well lead you to innovate in your field. Following your innovation then leads to your legacy. I don’t know about you, but I feel compelled to leave a legacy. I don’t think I’m the only one.
I was really struck by a quote from Steve Jobs that one of my friends on facebook posted this evening. I’ll bring this back to tarot now… I always say that in any reading I do, I like to read a past card, because if you don’t know what’s going on in your past, you won’t know what’s in your present or your future. On that note, I refer back to the quote that stuck with me 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. 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.”
None of us ever truly have a sense of the future, not even us heap big tarot readers. After all, there is always choice. There is always free will. But if we connect our dots from our present to our past, then there is a purpose… a guiding force… that will connect those dots in our future. For our future one day will be our present… and then the next it will be our past. And so on. That trust in the greater led Steve Jobs to do remarkable things with his life.
I am inspired to do remarkable things with my life. I hope you are, too.