What do you want to be known for?
That’s the question you need to answer right now.
Why is this one question so important to not only think about, but answer?
This is because what you do right now is what helps create your legacy. Yes, you can make up for mistakes later, but it is much easier for you to create a legacy rather than to repair it. Start working today towards putting your best into your future. This is what will build your lasting legacy.
Here are three ways you can build a better legacy for your life:
1. Decide once and for all what you want to do with your life.
You make the greatest impact when you are clear on where you are headed. Wandering in life wastes time, makes you unhappy and makes you less effective. When you know what you are doing and understand the importance of this, the straight and best way to success becomes your best and only option. No, there aren’t any shortcuts to success, but know that making a plan will help get you to your goals faster.
2. Decide that what you do really does matter.
While this may seem common knowledge, the world around us would tell me it’s not. People’s actions would tell me that what they are missing is motivation from knowing the importance of what they are doing with their lives. When you are able to see the importance of what you do, the realization alone will propel you forward. You matter and what you do matters. And within making this important decision to think about your life differently, begin doing what is right if you aren’t already. Don’t fall for short-term gain and satisfaction, while sacrificing long-term legacy. Again, do what matters and do what is right.
3. Reach outside of yourself in every single circumstance that you can.
People matter. This being said, you create a bigger legacy when you realize that life is bigger than just yourself. Go and do something for others. Stop only looking out for yourself, and begin thinking about the benefits of others. It is always other people that will receive what you are pouring out with your life, so you might as well produce good fruits with your life. People either benefit from you or suffer. It is a choice of what you do with your life, so touch the lives of others in a positive way as much as you can.
Life is just better this way. Do these three things, and build a better legacy starting, today.