In recent discussions, we have been exploring what the legacy is that you want to be remembered for. Making a difference is the answer most people provide. What does making a difference look like for you? What is the impact that you will have?
Have you ever known someone who has died, whether someone close to you, an acquaintance, or even a famous figure? What legacy did the person leave in your life or the world? What made him or her so meaningful or memorable to you?
This book by Marc Freedman talks about the secret to happiness and longevity and living on is through mentoring the next generation. If you want to live forever, then focus on building a legacy via meaningful work with younger generations.
— Do you agree that leaving a positive impact on the world and others is more memorable than the money, property and other tangible objects one has to one’s name? Why or why not? Can you think of an example of someone’s life that supports your opinion?
— Who has been a mentor to you? What influence have they had in your life, the lives of others, or the world?
— When your physical life ends, how do you want to be remembered? What do you hope people will say about you? What kind of lasting impact do you want to have made on the world, whether it’s through your work, accomplishments, relationships, or something else?
— What things are you doing or working toward now that are helping to shape the legacy you want to leave?