What have you done in your life?
Have you written articles or books? Painted or sculpted? Run marathons, joined a sports team, won an award? Have you started and built a business from the ground up?
If you’ve only done one thing and that’s all you live off, you’re a has-been milking that one thing from your past for all it’s worth. And that’s all you’ll ever be or ever do. So many sports people are like that, many actors, one-book wonder authors, and one-hit wonder singers/bands are like that. Why be stagnant? Why have you only done one thing? Why have you not done other things, tried other things, been other things?
If you keep adding to your body of work, you’re adding to your life/work timeline. You’re always moving forward, always doing something, always adding to your life story instead of living off that one thing from your past that no one even remembers you from. You’re always adding more to your present and future.
So there has to come a time when you not only start doing, but start talking about what you’re doing now, or what you’re doing next, instead of what you did then. And that means you need to add to your timeline. You should add to your timeline. Your life timeline. Your work timeline. Yourself timeline.
Make a timeline and start adding to it. Start adding to your life’s timeline today!