You probably know that our lives are a series of stories joined together in time. Your life tells stories that are unique to you. Your biography and my biography will not be the same. That is because you are unique, and I am also different. Each person’s journey is different no matter what. Meanwhile, as unique as each person's journey is, some people will be remembered for a long time while memories about others will quickly disappear. Think about it this way. Some people in this world have left memories in the hearts of others that can hardly be forgotten. However, the majority simply pass though the world without any trace of impact or anything to remember about them after they are gone.
In my book Pursuit of Personal Leadership, I elaborated that we all can deliberately introduce what will become our legacies into our everyday lives. I provided many examples that we can learn from. Using our lives to write an unforgettable story is quite simple. If there is anything you would like to be remembered for, just go ahead and work toward making it happen. One way not to be forgotten is to do something that is not focused on self and has values that last longer. I may not know what that means for you, but I know that each one of us can make lasting impacts. Just think about the stories of those who have spent their entire lives serving humanity. Your story may not be as spectacular as that of Mother Teresa, but you can surely support a cause, contribute to a legacy, serve others, or establish a new thing that will outlast you.
Those who live self-centered lives are quickly forgotten. Those who touch the lives of others are remembered because they write stories in the hearts of others. Nevertheless, our stories should be remembered for good and not for evil. When you write your story, write the one that brings happiness, goodwill, and good news to others. If you will not be quickly forgotten, then write a story that lasts. Leave a legacy.
Actions for the week
A quote to remember
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading, or do something worth writing. – Benjamin Franklin
Until another time,
Dele Ola, Award-Winning Author of Be A Change Agent
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