Today, the 9th of September 2011 has been a day of reflection, touched with sorrow and more importantly hope.
I remember seeing the images and in that moment promising to make every day count.
What would my legacy be should I die tomorrow?
I think that Jim Rohn & Chris Widener in their book “Twelve Pillars”
summaries the concept of leaving a Personal Legacy brilliantly.
“Live a life that will help others spiritually, intellectually, physically, financially, and relationally.
Live a life that serves as an example of what an exceptional life can look like.
Let others lead small lives, but not you.
Let others argue over small things, but not you.
Let others cry over small hurts, but not you.
Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.
Leaving a legacy is like planting a tree.
As that seed grows into a tree, it will provide seeds, so that future generations can then plant their own.”
I decided to design My Personal Legacy and create something I am proud of and others would remember me for.
I have during the last 10 years, metaphorically and physically sown seeds.
I have nurtured the growth in others, cultivated gifts some miss in themselves and watered dreams.
I have been fortunate enough to have received the same gifts back.
It has been a challenging journey, however the time invested has reaped priceless rewards.
I am thankful for everyday I get.
Looking back I realize not only how much the world has changed but so have I.
What seeds will you sow, what will be your legacy?