“Immortality is to live your life doing good things, and leaving your mark behind.” —Brandon Lee
We spend our entire life searching for purpose and meaning, but why exactly do we focus on that so much? Here’s a good way to envision it—think of yourself as a jazz musician. You play your saxophone riff and then pass the music over to the bass player to continue to shape the riff. It’s the same when it comes to leaving your legacy.
Here is why it’s important to make an effort to leave your mark on the world:
Future Generations Rely on Us
While the world is going through a major change right now, we actually began experiencing a major shift at the start of the pandemic. Not only that, we have started paying more attention to climate change and how it can affect us. These are the things we need to think about, understand and take action so we can leave a positive contribution for future generations.
Live How You Want to Be Remembered
When you know what changes you want to bring about in the world, you can start aligning and living your life according to those ideals. You can take responsibility for all your actions in the present and focus on doing what truly matters. Ask yourself, at the end of your days, how do you want to be remembered by your loved ones? What impact did you make in your community? Will you have made the world a better place?
Brainstorm your ideas to come up with answers to these questions and identify how the world will be affected by your existence.
Your Decisions Impact the Future
There are countless ways to leave your mark on the world. Whether it’s starting a foundation, non-profit organization or teaching someone else a skill that you have, you’ll pass down values that can last longer than a lifetime. Remember that the decisions you make in the present will affect future generations far beyond your time on earth.
What Will You Leave Behind?
What’s your legacy going to be? Will you be remembered as someone who did good deeds? When you leave this world, what will people who knew you remember and say about you? If the answer worries you, then it’s time to consider making a change. I believe that there is always time to make yourself a better person worthy of leaving a legacy behind.
Visit my website to learn more about how I can help you compose the symphony of your life, so you can add more rhythm to the lives of others.