I read an article recently, it talked about the 7 Rules of Success of the late, great, Steve Jobs of Apple. All 7 rules were good, but one struck me as particularly poignant.
Jobs once said that creativity is connecting things. (Awesome! The writer in me totally sees his point.) I think what he means is that people with a broad set of life experiences can often see things that others miss. He took calligraphy classes that didn’t have any practical use in his life — until he built the Macintosh. Jobs also traveled to India and Asia where he studied design and hospitality. Reach out. Don’t be complacent and don’t live in a bubble. Most importantly, connect ideas from different fields.
Broad Life Experiences.
I love that. As connections go, I equate this to my own mantra…Always Keep Learning. Same thing. The more you open your mind to, the more physical experiences you have, the more locales you wonder at, the more your life & spiritual center will expand.
This is important because what are we in the long run? We are the sum of our life’s experiences. Why not make that as big as you can? That way, when you head for your great reward you’ll have a lot to talk about!