Essay 1: What do you want your leadership legacy to be?
What's Your Legacy as a Teacher? - John Spencer
Are we living our lives to reflect the legacy we want to leave? I came up with a list of things I hope to be remembered for. The day of our death has been said to be the most important day of our life because this critical day is one where our entire life is measured. That said, this article is not about death.
The Legacy I Want to Leave Behind
We all want to be remembered for something, to be known as more than merely ordinary, to be seen as someone who truly made a difference. We all want to be known as someone who truly made a difference, to leave an imprint on this world and to leave behind something that can make the future a little brighter. From the time we are kids, we're told that we are special and we are destined for something wonderful, that we can take the world by the horns and that whatever we set our minds to we can accomplish, that it's our world and what we choose to do with it is up to us. But what happens when our lives change and our legacy turns into something we didn't plan on?
Does crafting your legacy story sound daunting? Whatever you create will be a gift to your family, your friends and, most importantly, to you. When she died recently, the memories of her experiences and lessons she had gained from life died with her. Even a little bit of her legacy, written down, would be a treasure today.