What Will Your Legacy Be?
Where to begin? We just got home from attending my wife’s father’s funeral. Yeah-I know that’s a heavy opening line. His passing was unexpected, and I suspect it will take some time to make sense of it all.
Seeing a few hundred people come to say their goodbyes and pay their respects causes me to think about our legacy.
-What will the impact of our life be?
-What will people say about us?
-Are we living on purpose, causing and creating our legacy?
“Watch your words, they become actions; watch your actions, they become habits; watch your habits, they become character; watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”
(attributed to numerous authors)
I know these are big questions for a Saturday morning. You know that I like to keep it real. This path we are on together to find work we love, live a life of impact and meaning, engage in our relationships and have a hell of a time living adventurously….it takes courage.
- Courage to eject from the humdrum of life.
- Courage to punch fear and passivity in the face.
- Courage to live your life true to your heart.
- Courage to pull the ripcord of safety and predictability as you walk the journey towards a whole heart.
When the dust settles, our bullshit facades won’t hold up. The people who love us most see us and are waiting for us to engage-stand up-be seen and show up to our lives. Go BIG!
A couple of courage pills to help you-
- Knowing what is right about you
- The way of love (a mantra for your marriage)
- Mapping the health of your relationships
- What do you value most?
Keep going friends you can do this,
-Living Forward-How to stop drifting and start living by Michael Hyatt. Step by step plan for creating a life plan.
-The Art of getting lost by Brendan Leonard. My friend Amy just mailed me a copy of this 365 day adventure guide. Leave ordinary behind.