Activity: Your Legacy
Directions: Sit back in your chair and imagine that you are ninety-five years old today. Play out in your mind all that you would like to do in your life. It may pertain to family, friends, career, travel, relationships, anything — whatever you want your life to be like and what memories you want to have. In the space following, write your obituary as if you died at the age of ninety-five. What do you want it to say? What would you like others to write or say about you? What do you want your legacy to be?
Look at this exercise as a long-term goal statement. Think big, but truthfully. Do you want people to say that you were a grand Broadway actor or a quiet, loving family man or woman? Think about this for a moment and begin to write.
Now that you have written your obituary, take a moment and select one thing written previously that you have not yet accomplished but that you consider the most important “legacy” of your life.
That one thing is
Will you have to move out of your comfort zone to accomplish this?
Why have you not done this thing?
What fears are involved in trying to accomplish this thing?
What risks will you have to take to accomplish this thing?
Using the goal sheet from the back of this book, write a goal that will help you begin bringing this legacy into your life. Good luck.