What’s your Life Sentence?

Posted On: June 7, 2016 by: Melissa Charles

Has anyone ever asked you about your Legacy? Or maybe they asked about your life sentence? I have been thinking a lot about what a legacy is and what it really is about. When someone passes away people are always talking about what that person stood for and what they will be remembered for. Some people leave a legacy of money, land, items that have been handed down for generations.
A leaders lasting value is measured by succession
I have been thinking about my life sentence, and what I want it to be and here is what I have come up with. “I want to add value to leaders who will multiply value to others.” That is a great legacy to leave, because leadership is something personally and professionally that we all need work on. When you look at our history of great leaders what you see people like Mother Teresa, Marti looked at her you wouldn’t think she would be able to carry people’s attention. She was frail looking, but had this ability to capture the entire room when she walked into it. That really is what leadership is about, the ability to get people to believe and follow your vision.
Every one of us is going to leave a legacy. It just depends on what kind. So what kind of legacy do you want to leave? I encourage you to think about it because knowing how you want to be remembered helps you decide how to live and work today.
Stephen F. Austin, the father of Texas once said……
“I have the labor to perform and the seed to sow, but my successors shall reap the harvest.”
What legacy are you going to leave?

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