Lately I’ve been thinking about legacies. As in, what is the legacy that someone leaves at the end of their life. Or more important, what legacy will I be leaving?

To me a legacy is something that you’re remembered for, or something you’ve been involved with or a part of that is greater than yourself.

Too many people just drift through life. Always talking about what they’re going to do, but never actually doing it. That’s NOT what I want to be remembered for.

My own father is a perfect example of this. Throughout my life he’s constantly talked about what he’s going to do, always living in the future, but never actually accomplishing anything. His prevailing attitude (and belief) was that “next year things will be different,” that “someday” he’ll accomplish his goals and dreams.

Guess what. “Someday” never comes.

If you want change to happen, you’ve got to change. Wishing, hoping, and praying for change will not make it be so if you’re unwilling to make the necessary adjustments for things to be different.

I think that’s what a legacy comes down to.

You’ll be remembered not for what you said you’re going to do or what you wished for, but what you actually do (did). The action(s) one takes is the greatest determining factor of the legacy that will be left.



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