I think we consider our legacy at milestones in our life. Maybe when we suffer loss of a treasured family member. Maybe when we change career direction. Maybe when we start our families. All good and valid reasons to review our legacies. But the question I have for you is, what are you gonna do about it? I think of it as paralleling New Year's resolutions. We strive for better lives. So we set those goals. We may even put action behind them for a short time. But what makes goals take hold of our lives? Or what kind of forward thinking will initiate assurances that our legacy is what we want them to be?
Let's review the steps to establishing a legacy… First, decide why a legacy is important to you….
I speak to many young people who don't see legacy as an important concept. Likely because of their age. But as we gain more maturity in our age, legacy starts to become relevant. We start to see legacy as our stake in history. How do we leave this world better than we found it? But we must decide if a legacy has value to us, and why.
So step 1. Decide why you want a legacy