This past week the world lost a legend, spokesman and leader, Muhammad Ali. As I watched the various tributes and listen to all this man accomplished during his life time and the stands he took against injustices in the United States and around the world. It made me consider the question of personal legacy. I realize its Monday, and many of us are just trying to make it to work on time, maintain a positive attitude, while making our mental lists of what needs to be done today. However, as we go about our day and week. I want to encourage everyone to ask themselves; what type of legacy am I building? Is it one that I would be proud of? One that would inspire others? As I pondered these questions, I thought about some of my previous blogs concerning the need to appreciate ourselves, and not to stress ourselves out by succumbing to the pressure for unceasing personal improvement and achievement. However, we must balance this position with the responsibility to ensure our daily actions are those of integrity, honor and purpose to build a positive legacy.
“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.”
Shannon L. Alder