A Leader’s Legacy: What do you want to be remembered for today?
If you’ve listened to the past two episodes, you’ve heard my republished conversations with two great leaders who both passed recently: Tunch Ilkin and Jay Passavant. These interviews have had me reflecting on what it means to leave a legacy, particularly as a leader.
Today, I talk about why it’s important to leave a legacy. I share some questions everyone should ask themselves, and I emphasize the importance of recognizing and accepting that you will die. I share a collection of Biblical and non-Biblical quotes on death, and I note that no one is promised tomorrow. I call you to stop taking life and leadership for granted, and I note that there are no do-overs in life. I stress the importance of living intentionally, and I note that people and relationships are what really matter in the end. I talk about how to create a life plan and the power of being honest with yourself, and I note that God’s plan for you is better than any plan you could come up with on your own.
“It’s only when you recognize that you have a finite number of days on this planet that you can actually begin to live with wisdom, to live with purpose, and to live with intentionality.”
– Doug Smith
“If you’re not happy with the life that you’ve lived…here’s the exciting news: you’re still breathing.”
– Doug Smith
“At the end of the day, we’re not remembered for what we do, but by the people that we impact.”
– Doug Smith
Key Takeaways this week on the L3 Leadership Podcast:
● One day, you really are going to die.
● Life goes quickly, no matter how long you’re here.
● No one is promised tomorrow.
● If you were going to die today, what would you think and feel about your life?
● Stop taking life and leadership for granted.
● Do you know how beautiful life is?
● Everything is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
● You have one shot to make this work.
● Determine what you want your legacy to be and start living intentionally.
● People will summarize your life in one sentence. Pick it now.
● People and relationships are all that matter in the end.
● Create a life plan.
● The greatest legacy you’ll leave behind.
● Reality is your friend; be honest with yourself.
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