What Will Your Legacy Be?
Biology says it. Instinct says it. Legacy matters.
I had a cool experience last night. I was at a rap concert listening to the artist Raekwon, who was reflecting on the life of his friend and fellow artist, Prodigy, who passed away recently. Raekwon spoke on how Prodigy’s life was a good life because “He left a legacy for his family, his wife and children.”
When you are living your life in a way where you are constantly thinking about what you’re going to leave behind, those things become valuable and important.
At the end of the day, we all want to leave something behind. We all want to be remembered. It’s like the Cheers theme song, “… where everybody knows your name.”
We all want to be remembered for something. Whether it is something big or something small, whether we want to be remembered as generous, kind, or famous. We all want to leave a legacy of some sort.
My question for you today is what kind of legacy will you leave behind?
I don’t intend on pressuring you. The immediate reaction to a question like this may be to panic and say, “There’s so much I haven’t done or there is so much I have to do.”
But, remember, tomorrow you can start again. You can start right now. So don’t be afraid to start thinking about that legacy.
Whether it’s displayed through one act of kindness tomorrow morning where someone will remember you or calling a friend to say, “Hey, I just wanted to let you know that I love you and care about you.” Remember that legacies are set in stone each and every second that we’re given, every single day.
So, remember, in every second you live you are creating your legacy.
It’s never too late. Go out and do something for someone tonight. Remember that everyone will know your name in some shape or form.
P.S. — Leave your legacy goals in the comments below. If you’d like to get help with envision your future legacy, email me at email@example.com. We’ll work on it together :)