What’s Your Legacy?
Last week, I wrote about the untimely passing of my friend Marcus. Throughout the week, people shared their fond memories of Marcus. Many people shared similar sentiments on how Marcus pushed them to do better and be better. He was someone who people could depend on, and he was a leader, as well as a mentor. I’ve also read many tributes for our black king and panther, Chadwick Boseman. To endure through countless surgeries and chemotherapy in silence, while creating masterpieces on film, is a true testament to the man Chadwick was.
This made me think about the importance of legacy. In addition to leaving an inheritance for your family, what do YOU want to be known for? Death is inevitable, and while we’re still on this side of Heaven, how are you narrating your story? What kind of impact do you want to have on people’s lives? How do you want to be the change you wish to see? What do you want to leave behind that will outlive you for years to come? That’s your legacy. You don’t have to be a celebrity or a public figure. Your impact can be felt by your community, family, friends, colleagues etc. Each day that we have breath in our bodies is a new opportunity to purposeful, intentional, grateful, and thankful. If you haven’t thought about your legacy before, it’s not too late. You’re writing your story and you can make a change today.
Most importantly, when life on this side has ended, you want God to say “well done my good and faithful servant.” I know I do.