Legacy, in general, is defined as leaving something of monetary value behind, for your close ones after you die. Even I used to see the vast sky through this tiny window. Thanks to serendipity that I got a chance to associate with people who stretched my vision and I could see the unseen.
What am I talking about?
Legacy for me, as my mentors put it, is how many people are better off, because you lived. How can you make an impact on several of thousands of lives in the limited time span that you have? How many people can you serve? How many people can you add value to? What value are you going to pass on to the next generation?
But before all the How’s you need to identify your “core why” which will lay the foundation for your legacy building. It is your WHY that will fuel your drive. It is easy to get excited about things but it is the purpose behind doing something that take you long. Why do you want to do what you want to do? Why do you care? Why do you want to make the world a better place?
What is YOUR driving force?
Building a legacy is not a one man show. It takes a team of qualified visionaries working alongside towards the same goal, picking each other up in the lows and celebrating together in the highs. In my other blog, I talked about servant leadership. Simply, you get more when you give more. Inspire someone and they will look for ways to motivate and inspire you. It is always a two way street, helps in striking the balance.
Your organization will be built on the culture and values that you hold. Maintaining the culture is a relentless pursuit and it takes conscious efforts to shape and grow, and not let it decay over the time.
Failures are great stepping stone to success but only if you are learning with each failure. Failing and repeating the same mistake will lead you to your ultimate downfall.
Make attempts, fail, update, retry. Repeat the process and that will lead you to your success, eventually your Legacy!
That is your legacy on this Earth when you leave this Earth: how many hearts you touched. – Patti Davis