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Consider Your Legacy

Most of us want to make a difference in the lives of others, especially for those people and causes we care about deeply. We want to know that when we're gone, others will remember us kindly, build on what we've contributed, and be better off because of us. A little voice may be asking, "What difference am I making? How will I be remembered when I'm gone? Where have I used the gifts I've been given?" Instead of letting that little voice drone on in the back of your head, turn up the volume, and take a few minutes to consider your legacy.

  • How would you like people to describe you after you're gone? Take one small action right now that reflects that trait.
  • When you are drawing your last breath, what do you hope you will have done? Take one step — right now — on behalf of that dream.
  • If you could be remembered for making the world a better place, what cause would you like to support? Do one thing today on behalf of that mission.
When we're wondering about whether or not our daily efforts are worth it, our legacy might be at the core of that concern. If you knew today was going to be your last, how would you spend it?
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A series of "quick-lifts" excerpted from Recharge in Minutes, ©2003, by Suzanne Zoglio, Ph.D.

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