The Legacy We Leave
This One Habit Will Define Your Legacy
Does trying to be a good person ever get hard?
You want to do the right thing, make the right calls, and stick to what you should, but it's just hard to know what that is all of the time?
I'm with you. Creating a powerful legacy of good feels like an impossible task. And it can be, if you try to do everything all at once. You can't save the world and be an involved friend to everyone who crosses your path. You can't always say yes and at the same time set boundaries.
If you want to leave a legacy of good, you have one simple task to do: strive to leave every space you enter better than you found it.
That's it. You don't have to fix it, revolutionize the system, or become a saviour. All you need to do is leave it better than you found it.
Think about it. Imagine if everyone around you walked into a space with the intention to improve what was around them. The ripple effect it would have, the mindsets that would change and the growth that would take place. This habit is a legacy defining one. It's simple, easy, and an extremely effective way to positively influence the world. All you can do is all you can do, and that's okay. But as you work to improve, encourage, and restore in small ways, each tiny action compounds to a life that screams "do good!"
Trying to do everything won't get you anywhere, but you are equipped, capable, and competent of making real change in the world. One step at a time. Leave people better than you found them. Take care of your spaces and things. Work hard, show up, and do your best at whatever you do.