I want to leave a mark. —John Green
Live today the way you want to be remembered tomorrow. —Dillon Burroughs
The choices we make about the lives we live determine the kinds of legacies we leave.
We’re all just songs in the end. If we are lucky.
—George R.R. Martin
Like real stars, the light of Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams continues to shine far after they are gone. They’ve blessed us with fierce independence, raucous humor, and creative passion that survive their final bows. And their passing begs a question: what enduring gifts will you leave the world?
Legacies are the work of a lifetime, which is why, once in a while, appointments and errands need to take a backseat to bigger questions like why are you here? What have you got to work with? What’s missing? What can you change?
This hopeful daydreaming is not a waste of time. It’s an essential investment in your health and happiness, which affect everyone’s future. Don’t wait for accident, illness, or age to force your perspective. Reassess your life now. What will your legacy be?