On rare occasion, we come across highly passionate and driven people in our lives. Almost the first moment you meet them, you realize that they are in the midst of generating a lasting legacy.
The purpose in their life is crystal clear and pronounced frequently. They not only speak of the purpose, they also demonstrate that purpose in their daily actions and engage others to do the same. You will not always agree with their direction or approach, but you do come to appreciate why the course of this legacy has been set.
Benefactors and followers of the work will all learn something from immediate, symbolic and celebrated experiences together. Most make progress forward in their own unique way through their actions and inclusion of others around them as well. A culture essentially becomes a rippling effect of the envisioned legacy.
Yesterday, the world lost one of the rare, highly passionate and driven people that invested a lifetime in created a legacy. A great number of people will carry those lessons with them going forward for quite some time.
“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” — Pericles —