Have you ever wondered how people will talk about you when you’re gone? Most people don’t. “Most people” spend so much time focused on the urgent demands of life that they don’t stop to think about the impacts they are making. Few stop to put themselves in the future… and then look back.
It’s a completely eye-opening experience looking back at today, because one day it will happen. We will leave this role or organization at some point. Our job here will be done. We will have no more time… no more tomorrows… no more do-overs.
When people describe who I was as a leader, what will they say?
What do I WANT people to say about who I was as a leader?
Am I earning that today?
Life is not a dress rehearsal. YOU ARE LIVE… NOW! With every choice, every word, and every interaction, you are creating your legacy: as a leader… a partner… a friend… a parent… a person. What will yours be?
What 1 or 2 things will you do differently today to earn the legacy you want to create for tomorrow?
Shannon McGhee is a Coach at Engaged Leadership