In my role as a High School Principal, I am keenly aware of the importance of legacy. Our school is a symbol of pride, excellence, determination, and commitment. As the Principal, I am responsible for honoring and moving our legacy forward.
I have an opportunity to speak with parents frequently. Parents desire their children to be accomplished and successful. While they never use the term “legacy”, it is an ideal woven into every conversation.
However, the thought of legacy rarely resonates in our thoughts beyond our family until we are preparing to retire. In fact, most people retire and never consider how they can continue to have an impact on others.
Like my Grandfather told me, “God has a purpose for your life.” What Grandfather did not say was my purpose stops when I retire from my career.
How will you move forward to create a lasting legacy? As you move forward, consider the following questions posed by Dr. John C. Maxwell:
- Your life is your book. What are you writing?
- One day, the final chapter will be written. What will it say?
- How does today’s story prepare you for the last chapter?
- What is the one sentence people will say to describe your life?
- What we do today, people will say at our funeral. What do you want people to say?
Once you have answers to these questions, use your responses to guide your choices. As you grow and move forward, your choices will evolve, however you must be intentional to invest in others.
In our third and final Creating a Lasting Legacy post, we will discuss building your legacy.
Until then, please scroll down to the comments section and tell me, who are you investing in?