Connecting the dots means we should just keep moving forward, after a while things are seen clearly and all our past work gets connected with the present , flowing into the future.
Below is The japanese concept of lifes purpose :
The Above image can be simplified as below:
IKIGAI which means purpose of life, should have 4 factors for fullfilled life, they are as follows:
1] Profession- That which you can be paid for
2] Vacation- spending time with friends and family.
3] Mission-That which the world needs.
4] Passion- That which you love, and that which you are good at.
Most people have a profession, they have a vocation, but lack passion, and even few of them will have mission in life. all the four factors make the life complete.
Wish you a happy life!!!