A few months ago I made a chart, a diagram that shows my whole life as a timeline. I did it to remind myself of how short things and events are compared to life as a whole. It helped me, and continues to help me, to keep things in perspective.

Some people have asked me if I don’t mind showing it publicly, and I’ve decided I don’t. There’s nothing – with very few exceptions – that isn’t already public, either on my LinkedIn profile or on my websites. The rest can be easily deduced from that data. The only exception I mentioned is the longevity of my relationships. This is the part I had to anonymize, along with the exact dates. I also assumed that I’ll live exactly one hundred years.

Basically it’s a progress bar of my life.