15 Oct 5 Ways to Leave a Legacy
1. Support the people and causes that are important to you
There isn’t a more wonderful feeling than making the choice to join alongside friends, family, and causes dear to your heart. Spending your life attributing meaning to everything you do is in itself a worthwhile experience and one that is sure to leave a lasting impact in the lives around you. By making these connections and establishing close relationships, you are leaving a lasting footprint with those that matter most. By supporting people and causes close to you, you are not only fulfilling your own needs, but also the needs of those you care for.
2. Reflect and decide what is most important in your life
When you review your life’s journey, several ideas may come to mind: Did you grow and perhaps transform your life, make changes when you needed to, find your truth, inspire others, become a leader or influence others? Touching lives and exemplifying a truthful path is paramount to living a joyful and purposeful life. Your legacy will live on.
3. Share your blessings with others
Now, consider all the blessings in your life; try practicing being mindful and sharing those riches with others. Think about the abundance you’ve received and consider sharing it as fate. Believe that your legacy is to give back this abundance to others. Everyone has blessings to share, even if it is a simple smile of acknowledgement. There are several ways to share your blessings with The Salvation Army.
4. Be a mentor to others
A mentor by definition is a more experienced or more knowledgeable person with an area of expertise. Providing guidance, wisdom and connections with others can leave a significant mark to others less experienced in life. A mentor/mentee relationship involves support and harnessing personal development. This process is crucial to sustaining new mindsets and bringing about future and desirable change. These relationships can last a lifetime, and can result in the mentee influencing others down the road.
5. Pursue your passions
Your passions are your legacy. Passion comes from an outpouring of the interests and ideas that make a difference in your life. Finding and pursuing your passion allows you to live your life whole heartedly and with full intent.
Leaving a legacy is an important part of your life’s work. A legacy develops from a life dedicated to self-reflection and purpose. What will be revealed and what will endure is a truthful and value driven body of living.