No, I don’t mean this as a legacy, after death type of question. I mean it as a current present day one.
What Do You Want To Be Known For?
If you’ve even given yourself permission to take the time to answer this question, then you know that these simple words, when even together really represent a profound question. Mostly because your answer is made because of the choices you make in life. And, also the choices others make regarding you.
Everyone has a message
As it turns out, your answer to the question is fundamentally the bedrock of your message.
Despite what local and cable news may tempt you into believing, having a message around what you want to be known for isn’t just about politicians, fortune type CEOs, and high-profile entertainers and entrepreneurs. But it is anyone with a mission.
Your message (or what you want to be known for) is really the anchor that positions you in life. It is what helps you stand out.
Unfortunately I don’t see enough people paying much attention to their message as they should. They either don’t have one, or haven’t updated it to reflect present day.
I believe that kindness can change lives, heal wounds, and certainly help others. Do you want to be known for your love, your compassion, and kindness for others? Or hate, greed, unkind words or things you do.
What to want to be remembered for? I it is difficult to put your answers into words, but harder to do them. As I thought about this question there was really only two things that kept popping up. Two things the really mattered. As least for me.
1. I want to be remembered for being a Kind, compassionate person.
2. I want to be remembered for helping others.
I am a firm believer that love casts out all fear and kindness can change lives, heal wounds and help others.
I not only want to be remembered as someone who is kind, compassionate and help others; I want to actually Be someone who is kinds, compassionate, and help others, whether I am remembered for it or not. Helping people overcome challenges and obstacles, helping strangers (that become friends pursue their passions and everything in between.
I can be hard sometimes to remember that kindness and love go farther than hate and greed if your having an awful day.
It’s a little scary and nerve wrenching to say those things out loud, but once the question is answered. Keep it in your long term memory.
My Father alway told me “You catch more flies with honey than you do vinegar.” How true is that especially in today’s world.