Day 24: Articulate your legacy
I strongly believe that local leaders have an obligation to leave a legacy. This could be a book, a building, a program that benefits others, or mentoring a young person. It's not enough to be a consumer in this life. We must be producers and contribute to more than our own survival.
When you take the time to articulate your legacy, you put that wish out to the universe, and the universe conspires to bring it to life. Some might reference the law of attraction here, which I think is appropriate.
The key is you have to articulate. Vision boards are a thing for a reason. They physically bring you closer to your vision. You write or cut our pictures of what you want. How you feel when you might achieve it, etc.
But what about a legacy board, what would that look like?
While a vision board is what you want for your life in the future, a legacy board is what you want the impact of your life to be. Do you know the difference? Can you articulate that difference?
Take the time to think about this. If you need help brainstorming through that process, set up a virtual meeting with me.
Adria is a community development consultant. She loves all things local and when she's not writing online you can find her enjoying the outdoors.