“And in the end it is not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” Abraham Lincoln
One word came to mind when I read this quote: Legacy.
How we live our life, not how long we live it, determines the type of legacy we leave behind. Whatever we want to leave behind, we must be living now.
What do we want others to say about us when we are gone?
Are we striving to achieve and leave behind a physical imprint of our life, or spiritual?
How do we want to be remembered?
However we answer these questions, the truth is the same. We must start now! There are no guarantees of tomorrow’s sunrise. There are no crystal balls allowing us to look into the future. We cannot become so disillusioned to think there is plenty of time and nothing to worry about.
Legacy is living today what we want left behind tomorrow.
Is our leadership about the number of years we lead or the type of leadership behind those years?
It is a thought worth considering.