your legacy

What is your legacy?

What are you leaving behind in your wake?

“Legacy is the story of one person’s spirit inscribed on another person’s soul.”

I am leaving my beautiful lululemon team here in Whistler to pursue my next career goals. It’s been a bittersweet time of late. This team has supported and nurtured my growth and development, and is no doubt the reason I am now pursuing bigger, loftier goals. But more than that, since being away from home, this team has become like a true family to me.

Last night in our staff meeting, I received the most beautiful parting gift – A bound copy of everyone’s goal sheets that I helped contribute to through my coaching. The note on the front page read –

“Thank you for always taking the time to make sure we are living in a life we LOVE. We will miss you so much. You truly elevate the world of each and every person you touch. You have left a beautiful legacy. We love you.”

My heart felt like it would burst.

Up until this point I had spent some time thinking about what I wanted my legacy to be – but this was the first time I witnessed it in action. The power of acknowledgement is amazing. What an absolutely flooring experience.

Every single one of us leaves a legacy.

Your very existence has an impact on the world – whether you intend it or not. So, how do you want to be remembered?

Often we don’t realise our legacy, as it’s the impact we have on people when we leave the room, or when we’re away from people, and too often than not,  when we’re gone from this world for good.

It’s clear to see the impact we have on people while we are still there, in the moment  – but what are the lingering effects that we leave behind?

Eulogies are all about legacies – summing up your life’s beliefs, actions, connections and contributions. They are always magical, inspirational messages – but I’m sure many people never actually sit down and think about their legacy. Yet we get to choose, every second of every day, what legacy we want to create.

It’s our responsibility to make sure we are living this legacy.

responsibleenergy

Ask yourself, “If I died today . . .”

  • What would I want people to say about me?
  • How have I helped other people?
  • Have I done my best, given my all?
  • Did my life have meaning and purpose?

You want to make sure your responses to these questions are authentic to you. Not what you think you should say, or what other’s expect you to say – but what truly resonates within your own body.

Be true to yourself. Use your intuition, it will guide you.

“Our days are numbered. One of the primary goals in our lives should be to prepare for our last day. The legacy we leave is not just in our possessions, but in the quality of our lives. What preparations should we be making now? The greatest waste in all of our earth, which cannot be recycled or reclaimed, is our waste of the time that God has given us each day.”  – Bill Graham

After some thought, I think I have settled on the definition for my legacy:

My legacy is to leave others more in love with their life for having known me. Put simply – my legacy is to elevate people’s lives.

Working towards a legacy keeps us motivated and performing at our best. It gives us access to our very best selves, giving a higher purpose to our life and work.

Above all, it helps you share the fullest of what you are.

How do you want to be remembered?

legacy

Advertisements

About juliamatheson

Certified Life Coach, Speaker, Writer.

One response to “your legacy

  1. This reminds me of the holiday movie “It’s a wonderful life”. We often don’t realize how significant our existence is or can be for other individuals until we step back and look at things from a different perspective.

    Inspire and be inspired. That is my legacy, in a nutshell. I want to experience the world around me and share it with the world in a way that inspires them to be their very best. Thank you for providing a piece of that inspiration with this beautiful message (and congratulations on your wonderful accomplishments) 😉

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow on Bloglovin

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Follow me on Instagram

How good are fresh market blooms? (Specially natives). Such a simple & beautiful act of self love. 💕 The door obsession continues . . . Little rays of sunshine within this beautiful ancient Prague door ☀️😍 When you finally get over yourself; the bad habits, the limiting beliefs, the way critical self talk, the broken promises - that's when you're truly ready for change. 
Are you willing to let go of who you USED to be in order to become who you are MEANT to be?
⚡️⚡️⚡️
📷 c/o @mrnicksutherland [IT'S HERE!] Discover your Passion + Purpose, find your SWEET SPOT!
🌟
This is the tool I *wish* I had myself when I was pulling my hair out screaming "what the hell am I supposed to be doing with my life??" So I created this just for you, so you can have the clarity you dream of & deserve.
🌟
Discover what you were born to do! 
Jump on over to my website via the link in my bio to grab your FREE workbook today.
🙌🏼
#mysweetspot
Ps - did you catch my Facebook live today? 😜 I give you a sneak peak, walk you through the workbook & explain how to use it. Check it out at: www.Facebook.com/JuliaMatheson LifeCoaching This is the setting for my 8 week meditation & mindfulness course - a gorgeous old homestead on the peninsula 🙌🏼 So divine.
Cannot wait to dive deep into the Buddha's teachings . . . I think he'll have a thing or two to teach me 😉 Feels a bit like that today 🙄The sun is calling me outside, and the paddle board is strapped to the roof . . . Off I go for some ocean meditation ! 🌊
%d bloggers like this: