2 things have triggered a recent sober reflection upon my life, maybe 3: (1) I’ll be turning 40 next summer, (2) grandfather-in-law entering glory at age 97, (3) message at church about investing time, using the power of time. As much as I like non-linear dialogue, mystery, randomness, and a fast pace of change, I’ve found that time is linear, and I only have one life to live. I believe that’s true for you too.
Using Excel, I put together something I called “My Timeline”, and here’s what my life looks like:
I’m not a planner, so you can see that I did not have any milestones set for myself prior to 2005. I did put some a few tentative dates into the future, that perhaps I’ll get to write some books. I’d imagine some overambitious Type-A driven kind of person would have many more milestones on their lifeline.
You may use this Excel spreadsheet for plotting out your own lifeline. Please drop me a comment (or email) on how you’re plotting, dreaming, and/or praying to invest your life.
The weather is too nice outside; I’m going out for a bike ride!