Try and leave this world a little better than you found it, and when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate, you have not wasted your time but have done your best – Robert Baden-Powell
Life is a gift too precious to waste. Thus, we expect everyone to enjoy life to the fullest. In our own little way, we all strive to gain experiences, explore opportunities, and achieve success. However, if you truly wish to make your life worthwhile, It is important to be aware of the responsibility to leave a good legacy. But how do you start your journey of leaving a good legacy? You can do this by making an effort to create a positive impact with every project you work on, every place you go to, and in every person you encounter. It also means choosing to avoid negative attitudes and bad habits. The following are three mindsets that will make it impossible for you to leave a wonderful legacy:
Refusing to hone talent and pursue excellence.
A good legacy should inspire people: something you cannot do if you refuse to believe in your own capabilities. Each of us has a talent to share and it is our duty to hone it. Aside from simply pursuing your craft or passion, you also refuse to settle for mediocrity by taking steps to continually improve in what you do. This makes it possible for you to produce outstanding work or accomplish exemplary tasks. Your adherence to excellence will likely empower people and encourage them to do the same. Both your work and your attitude will lead to lasting legacy you can be proud of.
Refusing to act with kindness.
It may not seem apparent but your behavior affects the people around you. Your words and actions can make or break someone’s day. Thus, if your goal is to lead someone in the right direction, you may want to always consider kindness. Practice empathy, patience, and understanding in the way you react to things and interact with others.The decision to be kind can be a bit challenging at times but when you come to think of it, resorting to rude actions and gestures rarely solve anything. On the contrary, choosing kindness can help you make a positive and lasting difference to others.
Refusing to share.
Legacy is sharing, so it involves being generous with your time, talent, and resources. If you can paint, sing, or cook, you may want to seek various ways on how you can use your skills to help society. Instead of stubbornly holding on to too much stuff, consider donating your extra resources to groups that need it. You can also spend valuable time as volunteers to support causes that you believe in. To successfully create a good legacy, practice generosity and throw selfishness out the window.
Leaving a legacy may sound like a big task but is nevertheless something that is worth all the effort. After all, our time in this world may be limited, but the legacy you will leave behind can last for generations to come. Moreover, it is clearly a way of giving back to the world, an action that will likewise give a sense of purpose and fulfillment.