BY DANIEL DA SILVA LAY
Legacy is a really important subject to think about and if you’ve never taken the time to think about the end game, this is something that I want to challenge you to do today.
Here are some questions to get you started:
When it’s all over what do you want to be remembered for?
What’s the mark that you’re going to leave in this world?
What will you have done to make this world a better place?
What will you leave behind for your kids? And your grand kids?
Thinking about your legacy is vital, because knowing where you want to get to, allows you to create a road map of what you need to do to get there.
Knowing what you want to achieve, what you want to be remembered for, what matters the most, allows you to do a bit of reality check on now to measure if you’re currently on track to get there.
So if you’re stuck in a day job and wondering if you should pursue your business full time, work out whether or not that day job is going to get you where you want to be.
Another great thing about legacy is that you start to measure success based on your measure of success and not somebody else’s.
If your legacy includes funding a bunch of charities and making a huge difference in this world and you don’t want to be remembered for driving around in a Ferrari, then get out there and succeed at funding those charities. Don’t let anyone try and tell you that the car you drive is a measure of how well you’re doing.
But legacy is more than just the end game… Taking the time to think about your legacy now will help to shape, motivate and encourage you to become the person that you want to be in the future.