Losing touch with a friend can be painful, but losing a friend without having the chance to say goodbye is even more devastating. The feeling of shock and regret can last for years. We don't know when our time will come, so it's important to live our lives with intention, and to create a powerful legacy. In this blog, we'll take a look at seven steps you can take to create a legacy with your life, starting today.
Decide what legacy you want to create. To create a powerful legacy with your life, you need to decide what contribution you want to make to the world. Spend some time journaling and reflecting on questions like: If you knew with certainty that you only had five more years to live, how would you spend those years, and why? What message do you want to send with your life to the world and to those who matter most to you? Imagine that you are attending your own funeral. What would you want your family and friends to say about you and how you lived your life?
Start creating your legacy today. We all have a limited time on this planet, so if you want to create a powerful legacy with your life, then you need to stop wasting time and start creating it today. Based on your answers to the questions from point 1, identify three to five specific goals you can set for creating the legacy that you want. Then, for each goal, figure out the first step you can take and start taking it today!
Simplify your life and focus on the essentials. Figure out the two to four things that are most important to you and put the bulk of your energy into those activities while letting go of the rest. This way, you'll have more time and energy to focus on the things that truly matter.
Treat everyone you meet with kindness. Simple acts of kindness have been known to change lives in powerful ways. Every time you touch someone’s heart with your kindness, you create positive ripples that will last for a long, long time.
Serve to the best of your ability. Do your part to make the world a better place, and stop worrying about the fact that you can’t do everything or that you can’t do it perfectly. The truth is that we can all do something to serve and doing that something creates a much more powerful legacy than doing nothing.
Do the next right thing. Every time you do the right thing—however you define it—you create a positive impact. So, focus on doing the next right thing every time you're faced with a choice or decision.
Embrace your uniqueness. You have something unique and valuable to offer the world, and it's important to embrace that. Stop trying to be like everyone else and start embracing your uniqueness. The more you embrace who you truly are, the more powerful your legacy will be.
In conclusion, we don't know how much time we have on this earth, so it's important to make the most of it. By following these seven steps, you can start creating a powerful legacy with your life, starting today. Remember, you don't have to live forever; you just have to live.