How Invested Are You in Your Living Legacy?

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Legacy is a topic I’m fascinated with. I have written several articles about it, have a chapter dedicated to it in my book Giving Back, How to Find your Personal Joy and Make a Difference to Others, and I invest time regularly contemplating my life and the power of my legacy.


How Invested Are You in Your Living Legacy? Marshall Connects

What you say about me when I die is not only intriguing but very important to me while I am living.


What does legacy mean?

Legacy ( leg ∙ a ∙ cy ) | noun

Something (memories or knowledge) that comes from the past, or a person of the past

This definition underlines that the foundation of our legacy is built by the words and actions that leave a lasting impression on others.

Why building your legacy daily is vital

Each of us can choose to live life with purpose, rather than glancing back with regret. Each day is a fresh opportunity to use our power and write the next chapter of our legacy.

By giving to others unconditionally you will be loved, respected, and seen as an inspiring individual who creates and spreads joy throughout life. In many ways, you are choosing to give back the values that others gave to you.

You have the power to make a difference by passing those values on each day in what I call your “living legacy”.

Actions speak louder than words

Last year, in preparation for speaking at Mohawk College’s Business convocation I reflected on my life and living legacy. During my speech, I said, “You are the author of your life – you hold your destiny in the palm of your hand and you have total control of your success.”

This is real power and it resonates with me because I believe if we focus on our living legacy, we are sure to take more thoughtful and deliberate actions. Our actions always speak louder than our words.

The power of now

Taking time to reflect on your life’s path is vital to gain perspective on life’s opportunities and our achievements. It’s never too late to change our path and revisit building our legacy.

We can’t change the past, however, we do have the power to control the life were are living today – which a wonderful gift – the power of the present.


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