Learning and applying what we learn is a lifetime practice to be shared. The greatest impact of learning is to discover and create something better with others as you learn to change things and other people to be better.
A legacy is not about you, it’s what you leave behind within others. It’s that others think and act differentially better as a result of their meaningful experiences with you. What you do and how you relate to engage with others creates an intentional ripple effect of continuous learning. These learning lessons and stories will live on and be shared over and over again to the infinite benefit of others. Each new learning experience going forward can be enhanced or adapted with as ever-changing challenges arrive.
To become famous is not to have generated a legacy. Most of us will not start and succeed in developing a business the likes of Apple or Amazon. It isn’t likely that we’ll write a best-selling book or become a world-class athlete. These famous people will be admired, but a legacy will only come in what others personally carry forward in lived experiences within them.
Think and plan each day in your learning practice to leave a lasting and shared legacy that resides within others. The credit for the rippling legacy becomes theirs to pay forward. A legacy is never about you or your fame.
“I had an inheritance from my father,
It was the moon and the sun.
And though I roam all over the world,
The spending of it’s never done.”