Start with the end in mind
Embrace impermanence. It’s an overwhelming thought, the idea that there will one day be a world we’re no longer in – and knowing that there is nothing we need to do to make that happen. It can also be tremendously liberating, opening you up to ask new questions.
Take accountability. In that world there will be people, and some of them will have been impacted by us or our story – in subtle ways and in big ways, for better or for worse, whether we did it intentionally or not. All that rolled up, that’s our legacy.
Live intentionally. We have the power to to be intentional about that legacy. We have the power to design it to be something that brings us meaning and joy. And we have every right to care that the seeds we plant during our lives continue to thrive after we’re gone.