The most important question I often ask people is, “What do you want to be remembered for?”
Take a moment and answer it now. If you are able to respond with an answer to this question, then hopefully you are living a life that is a reflection of that answer.
I speak to numerous CEO groups where most of the members are responsible for many employees and millions of dollars. It is always interesting to observe the internal struggle they encounter when I ask them this question.
The answer to this question is so important, because if you don’t know what you want to be remembered for, then what is the purpose of the life path you are traveling?
It is interesting to note that I have never remembered an individual, and the positive impact they have had on my life, based on what they owned or how much money they had. Have you? For me, it has always been the character, values, and example the individual has demonstrated that remains the most meaningful and indelible memory of that person. I suspect it’s the same for you.
Therefore, take the time to really consider what you want to be remembered for, and then take the steps to make that legacy come true.