In the popular workbook activity, connect the dots, you typically look ahead to connect one dot to the next. But life is not a workbook activity. This quote, from Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University, reminds us that, in life, you connect the dots looking backwards not forward. It’s only after some things have unfolded that we’re able to look back and see how each event is connected. Until then, we just have to trust that they will be.