Live a legacy to impact others and to help your future generations
We will not live on this earth forever because one day we will die. Therefore, live a life that will create a positive impact on others. Some of you may argued and say what difference does it make about your legacy because you will be dead. The truth is your legacy really matters. It can be negative or positive.
While I have my own personal feelings about the British monarchy, the death of Queen Elizabeth has impacted the world. There was mixed reaction about her legacy, however, the majority was positive.
What do you want your legacy to be? Other people, your children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren will be impacted by your legacy. No one knows the future. For instance, you may have helped someone and later in life that same person you helped may helped your children or grandchildren. Likewise, if you did something wrong to individuals, people would remember what you did and may not want to help your children.
Live and leave a good legacy
I think the greatest example of someone who lived a good legacy was Jesus Christ. He left a legacy of love, hope, empathy, compassion, forgiveness, and kindness.
Love is the solution to most of our issues. Let us therefore live a legacy of love. Demonstrate love to your family and friends and even to your enemies. It does not make sense leaving a legacy of hatred. Hatred leads to violence while love covers a multitude of sins.
There is so much hopelessness in our society, however, you can improve this by providing hope to someone. You can do this through the life you live and what you say to others. If someone tell you something in confidence, don’t erase that person’s hope by sharing that information to others.
I think many of us lack empathy and compassion for others. The thing is some of us want people to have empathy for them, but they don’t want to have empathy for others. Do not leave a legacy of selfishness. One of the reasons why there is so much suffering is due to our lack of empathy and compassion for others.
Some people have die not forgiving others and has passed this legacy of unforgiveness to your inheritance. Do not block your blessings and your children’s blessings because your heart is full of unforgiveness. Learn to forgive others and encourage others to do the same.
Some of us also love to complain about everything. Why don’t you try and make the changes about the things you are complaining about. This will be a great legacy to live by and leave for others to emulate.
Speaking about changes, many people refer to us as being passive. Some say we inherited that from our ancestors. There is nothing wrong with being passive but don’t let anyone use you or abuse. Learn to be aggressive when the need arises. Learn to speak up and out without assassinating the characters of others.
I asked a few people what they want their legacy to be, and they all said a millionaire. There is nothing wrong with aspiring to be a millionaire but focused on impacting the lives of others in a positive manner. The life you live is your story and your story is your legacy. I conclude with these questions, if you knew you were dying soon, how would you live your life? What difference have you made in the lives of others? Do you want to leave a good legacy?