The Time to Start Building Your Legacy is Today not Tomorrow.
You here time and time again from well basically everyone. I wish I would have done this when I was younger, Oh I could have traveled to this place and that place. Well I’m too old now so its too late.
So many people are limited by their mindset and this strains them. It stops people from being great because ultimately they are limiting themselves. They are betting against themselves without even putting any effort in. This is a terrible mistake to make so try not to do it.
One day, my father posted a poem by Rabindranath Tagore on the door of our fridge. It read simply “Spring has passed, summer has gone and winter is here. And the song that I meant to sing remains unsung. I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument.” These words were about a man whose heart was filled with regret over a life half-lived. The time to start building your legacy is today, not ten years from today when you“have more time.” Reflect on what it is you want to create in your life and, more importantly, what gift you wish to leave the world when you are no longer here. Greatness comes from beginning something that does not end with you.- Robin Sharma -
Thoughts: This is such a powerful message because a belief similar to this is what has propelled me to recent successes. I have developed a no regrets attitude for as long as I can remember. Probably since I was about 17 years old.
I don’t want to look back on if I could have done this differently, or if I would have taken that opportunity when it came up. I want to be that person who took the opportunity, ran with it, failed for a bit, learned a lot, then got back up and kept going.
That’s what I want a part of my legacy to be; someone who didn’t live with regrets. Someone that gave it his all and when an opportunity arose I would be the one to find a way to make it happen.
So don’t start your legacy tomorrow, start it today.
This daily blog series is inspired by the book “Daily Inspiration from the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” by Robin Sharma