I recently read an article on the Internet (so it must be true) that advised me that I, like most other people, will never leave a legacy.
I disagree. My legacy will never be recognized with a monument, a historical marker, or a street named after me. My legacy won’t be required reading, in fact it will never show up in any book. It won’t even show up in Trivial Pursuit.
I don’t care.
The legacy I want to leave includes people who achieved more than they knew they could because I helped them realize their potential.
People who knew I would always treat them with respect.
People who understood my values, not because of any pontification, but because of my day-to-day behavior.
That’s the legacy I want to leave.