When you hear the word “legacy,” what comes to mind?
Most people think of legacy in terms of grand-scale accomplishments or achievements that people will remember after they’re gone.
Starting a foundation.
Having a building named after them.
Creating a scholarship fund.
Being a published author.
To many, super lofty ideas such as these seem daunting, almost unattainable.
But what if I told you that no matter who you are, no matter how little money you have, no matter what your “rank” is in society, you can leave a legacy, every single day?
How about we redefine it in a way where we think about legacy in terms of the present tense? How we’re showing up in the here and now.
Legacy isn’t about remembrance; it’s about impact.
Every single day, every single interaction, we have an opportunity to make an impact.
It’s about how we make others feel.
It’s about what we embody and how we show up.
Every time you’re encouraging someone, you’re leaving a legacy.
Every time you’re lifting someone else up, you’re leaving a legacy.
Every time you’re doing something altruistic, whether it’s for one or for many, you’re leaving a legacy.
Every time you’re taking care of yourself, you’re leaving a legacy.
You see, there are many paths to living a life full of purpose and meaning.
And the cool thing is that there is so much room to grow into this “new paradigm” definition.
So, will you join me in redefining how we think about legacy?
Will you join me in making the notion more accessible?
Will you consider talking about this idea of “legacy, redefined” the next time you’re in front of an audience?
This, my friends, is just one of the many ways you can lead from a place of authenticity.
And when you do, you’ll naturally be igniting the spark in others to show up as the best version of themselves.
And when you do that, everybody wins.
I’ve helped many senior leaders incorporate the legacy mindset into their lives, in and out of the office, and I’d love to help you, too.
If you’d like more ideas on how you can live and lead from an authentic place, grab a time with me here.