We should all live with the intent and belief that our choices, attitude, and outcomes are worth watching and replicating. This doesn’t suggest that you have to be a superhero or a celebrity. You can start where you are. If you have children and/or nieces and nephews, you can leave them with a legacy of love, strength, and excellence. At your workplace you can exemplify positivity and motivation. In your community you can embody kindness and determination. No matter where your life takes you, you leave an impression and what kind of impression—legacy—is completely up to you.
Legacies are built, not instantaneous. Legacies are developed over time, not discovered overnight. Legacies begin when we decide to live a life larger than ourselves, more encompassing than self-gratification, and with the idea that we have a responsibility to make people and places better than they were when we arrived. Find out what legacy you desire to leave and then start living it. You cannot leave a purposeful legacy without living a purposeful, legacy-minded life.