Connect the Dots

Adrian S. Potter
4 min readMar 29, 2024

Trust in life’s journey.

Photo by S. H. Gue on Unsplash

The Secondhand Inspiration Project begins with a motivational quote and ventures wherever the creative path meanders.

Steve Jobs was a visionary entrepreneur, co-founder, and former CEO of Apple Inc., instrumental in revolutionizing industries such as personal computing, music, phones, and animation. Known for his relentless pursuit of excellence, he brought forth products like the Macintosh, iPod, iPhone, and iPad, shaping technology and consumer culture.

Jobs’ keen eye for design, intuitive understanding of user experience, and ability to anticipate and create demand set him apart. His leadership style, characterized by a focus on innovation, simplicity, and perfectionism, left an indelible mark on the world. Despite facing setbacks, he bounced back with resilience, leading Apple to unprecedented success.

Jobs’ legacy extends beyond business; he’s remembered as an iconoclast, inspiring countless individuals to think differently, pursue their passions, and challenge the status quo. His 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…



Adrian S. Potter

Antisocial Extrovert · Writer and Poet, Engineer, Consultant, Public Speaker · Writing about self-improvement, gratitude, and creativity ·