There are few things that are truly timeless. Leadership is timeless because every society, country, group, and business organization needs leadership. Without leadership, everything falls apart.
If a book’s lessons and ideas still apply 10 years from now, we’ll have to wait a little longer to see if that book is actually timeless.
When the lessons and ideas from a book published in 1851 still apply in today’s world, that’s a book that becomes timeless. In fact, my favorite book was published in 1851. I read this book during before I started the journey of becoming an entrepreneur or turned reading and writing into recreational hobbies. That book was Moby Dick, and I have read it twice. In fact, I plan to be reading it again in the near future.
When I come up with a reading list of my favorite books, Moby Dick will be on that list. There are many lessons that can be learned from reading that book, and the adventure is incredible.
Create something that is timeless so that everyone will be able to enjoy it. Don’t just strive to be a bestselling author this year, decade, or even this century. Strive to have a big audience centuries later. People still read Moby Dick, and even though the book was first published over 150 years ago, people are using 21st century technology to promote a 19th century book. Your story stays alive, forever.