The Best leave a Legacy.
What do you want your funeral to be like? I know it’s a weird question, especially for a blog dedicated to vitality and life. But it’s a question you need to ask yourself, nevertheless, if you wish to be great. You see a funeral can be a sad occasion mourning a few good moments, or it can be a celebration of a life which had far-reaching impact. One measure of this is the amount of people who show up and what they have to say about the diseased. So what do you want people to say about you, or your legacy, at your funeral?
Were you the lazy guy, the guy with a lot of potential or the person who stood out and made a difference. Odds are, if you’re reading this blog and applying the principles, that you were the person who stood up and did what you wanted. But is that enough to leave a legacy? Sure you’ll achieve a lot of great things for yourself but if you truly want to leave a legacy you must have that success rub onto others.
How to create a legacy
“You leave a legacy by living and working with a bigger purpose. You leave a legacy by making your life about more than just you. You leave a legacy by moving from success to significance.”
That’s powerful! “Moving from success to significance”. It’s a great success to transform your body to a masterpiece, but is it of any significance to anyone but you? No. Well not on its own anyway, however, it can be if you use it to inspire and bring out the best in others. That is how you create and leave a legacy. By inspiring and bringing out the best in others. We don’t create success and then just pass on the fruits of our labours to others, that’s not (necessarily) leaving a legacy. But if we, through our success, create success in other people’s lives then we start to leave a legacy.
I want to leave you with a short quote from Maya Angelou which has become a popular saying but, nevertheless, a truth better lived by:
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
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