“Don’t just live your life and leave, rather before life leaves you, ensure you make impact and leave a legacy for others to live up to”.
Being born normal is great and dyeing in a peaceful and normal way is what everyone prays for, but then, in-between the period of birth and death lies a moment that determines your place in people’s heart even in your absence. You do definitely not determine birth and death, but the impact you make within the period in-between is surely a sum of your personal efforts and achievements. Some were born normal; they grew up normally, went to school and graduated normally, started and ended their career just like every other person and once they died, they were also forgotten normally. They left nothing behind for people to refer. When I say, “they left nothing behind…” I do not mean money or any material acquisition. I mean a legacy, impact on the direct or indirect society. They made no impact on their society; the world had no special reason to keep them at heart.
A fulfilled life is not all about living 80-100years on earth. It is about discovering your purpose on earth and implementing it; using the little number of years you have to live in making serious impact in the society. Methuselah lived far longer than King Solomon yet we have a whole lot of reasons to remember the later than the formal. One thing we must understand is that 5years of full pack impact is more valuable than 10years of just living for the sake of it. Everyone has a purpose in life. It is left for you to discover and implement yours, it may not be so easy but the result will surely worth the stress.
We would not have heard of people like Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King (Jnr) and many other prominent people of the past, if they did not push themselves to make a difference in the society. If you enjoy relaxing and watching things happen without contributing to making things happen, also get ready to enjoy being forgotten so easily in your absence. Your impact in the society is what gives you the value you desire, that is what makes your presence precious and your absence too expensive.
You may think you had a poor and rough background. Maybe you do not know the story of Ben Carson yet. He grew up in a broken home with a very poor mother. He was also a dullard at school during his early days. Known as the worst student in class. He had many challenges, more than you could imagine, yet he was able to find his inspiration and fight his way to the top. He did what no surgeon could do and gave the world what no one else gave before. Believe or not, dead or alive, his impact will always be remembered. Your background is never a justifiable reason for your lack of impact in the society, do not let it limit you. All you need is a little push and the best push comes from within you. Give yourself that push and create a legacy that will remain even when you are gone.
Don’t just live life and leave, but before life leaves you, create a legacy other can live up to.
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