Television and media outlets do a pretty good job of glamorizing products and services that will make us look young…forever. And even though we know most of it’s hype, we actually believe it. If we’re not careful, our goal in life will be the eternal fountain of youth.
John Maxwell puts things in perspective when he writes, “The goal in life is not to live forever. The goal in life is to create something that does.” The facts are clear…one out of one dies. It’s the ultimate stat.
So what is the something that will live beyond you? What is the goal in your life that will serve as a contribution to our world long after you’re gone? Unless you determine the answer to that question early, you won’t live long enough to make it a reality. If you want to leave a legacy worth remembering when you die, you have to write a legacy worth recording while you’re alive.