Have you thought of the question, What do you want to be remembered for? What do you want your kids, your grand-kids and the people in your life to remember you for? Do you want to leave a legacy behind?
Don’t know what you want to be remembered for? Try these simple exercises to get started.
How to discover what you want to be remembered for:
Write about your “Best Possible Self” for 30 minutes everyday for 5 days in a row. Write about what life would look like in 3 years, 5 years and 10 years if you were your Best Possible Self. What would you be doing, how would you be behaving, what would you be saying and what would be happening around you? Do this for 5 days in a row and then reflect on what you’ve written. You may discover hidden gems.
Write down your top 8 goals right now. These goals could be intentions, wishes, desires & motives. Once you’ve written them down, look at them and see if they reflect how you want to be remembered. A lot of this is listening to your gut and heart so give the space and room to let your subconscious come out.
Write your obituary. Imagine you’ve just passed away of old age and think about what you would like people to write in your obituary. This can be a sensitive topic so don’t do this if it sounds overwhelming & brings out uncomfortable emotions.
The important thing is to start thinking about this question. Over time you can adapt your daily actions to who you want to be remembered for. It’s not an overnight process but something you will work on your whole life. What you want to be remembered for today might be different from what you want to be remembered for in 5 years. But to become more aware of this question and reflect on it helps you stay on the right path. So this is your chance to get started.
Just for Fun:
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