What Will Your Legacy Be?

We often measure how we are doing in life by monetary metrics or by how many people know our name (which sometimes refers to how many followers you have on social media), but what I’ve learned is that there is another metric.

There is another source of measurement that people sometimes overlook: How many lives you have caught. How many times you have positioned yourself to help someone who needed help.

Remember, people will not remember what you did or what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel.

Positivity grows when positive things are being done.

When was the last time you asked yourself what you wanted your legacy to be? When was the last time you caught yourself giving back?

We live in communities that aren’t really communities because we don’t know the people around us. We don’t take the time to grow and nourish the relationships with our neighbors.

We live in a world full of strangers, which leads us to living a life full of loneliness. And your sense of being, your soul, thrives and depends on living a life full of relationships.

Real prosperity lives within nourishing other people. It lives when you are contributing to the communities around you. It lives when you are serving and sharing your experiences.

You are the mirror of all things, meaning that if you have a difficult relationship in your life, it’s reflecting what is going on within you. You cannot wait until later to evaluate what’s going on in your life because it does not just affect you—it affects everyone else around you.

Like my mother used to tell me, “It’s time to put your big girl panties on and face your problems.”

People love to run away from their problems, but sometimes we need to remind ourselves that we need to run to the problem.

So, again I ask you, what will your legacy be? Whose life are you willing to change by changing yours? Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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