Oct 11, 2011

Connect the dots

Just watched Taylor Swift's THS on E! channel and I must say that she is a real smart young lady. I knew that she got lots of grammy in a very young age. I knew that lots of people adores her music, even my college friends played her song a lot in the car every time we went somewhere. But I never knew that she is so brilliant. There was this story in THS that stuck up in my mind, it is about her ability in writing songs. In junior high school, she started to like country music. Her friends thought that she's some kind of weird for liking country music, they started to leave her alone whenever she sits around them. Facing this bad thing doesn't let Taylor down. She went home and write all her feelings into songs and beautiful melodies. She said if something bad happened to you, you gotta make something good out of it. With that attitude, she became a successful singer as she is now.

Talking about success, I remember about Steve Jobs. Since his death last Friday, lots of people post his stories and quotes, it was all very inspiring. One thing that I remember a lot is his speech. Steve Jobs never graduated from university, he got dropped out from his first year. He got nothing to do and didn't know what to do for the next. He decided to stay in his friend's dorm and got into classes that he didn't supposed to. His life was very poor at that time. One day, he got his eyes on the uni's announcement posters that has beautiful hand written on it. He heard about a calligraphy class and decided to join that class because he thought that he could learn how to make good typography like san serif. And he did. Ten years later, he started to build the first Macintosh computer, the first computer with beautiful typography. If he never dropped out, he would have never dropped in the calligraphy class, and mac might not have the wonderful typography like they do now. Thanks to Mr. Jobs for all his inventions, great great inventions. Rest in peace, Steve :)

Summarizing Taylor's and Jobs' stories I wrote above, its all about how you get up from your darkest condition and take a step forward for a successful phase of life. You might think that it is your lowest condition, that you have no hope left and even worse no one is supporting you. You just need to have faith in yourself and remember that you're not alone. You are together with your knowledge. Use your knowledge as its best and create something that no one ever think before :)


"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."
-Steve Jobs


  1. Taylor Swift is my inspiration. I finally force myself to learn to play guitar because of her :D *pleaseeee don't call me pathetic :p
    Yay to Swift and Jobs! They really got such a big heart and dream.

    Yoanda Pragita

  2. always love you illustration


  3. @Yoanda: I hv never like her songs before I watched THS hahaha. She's such a lady!

    @Saphira: Thank youu :) :)


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