On Legacy

Pericles counsels great leaders: “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” These words beautifully capture the great leader’s true legacy and impact – the change that their life, in all its magnificent being and doing, has brought to the lives of those whom they care and serve.

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you sow,” writes Robert Louis Stevenson. His words describe the process through which their legacy is built. Each word, action, behavior and attitude, selectively and intentionally chosen, are the precious seeds they sow each day. Individually or collectively over time, their porous magic finds its way into the minds and hearts of those around them and finds a home.

Kalu Ndukwe Kalu writes: “The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.” May your precious, extraordinary and treasured seeds blossom forever, begetting an endless regeneration in others of living a life of passion, deep caring and a ceaseless pursuit of becoming more than they ever dreamed they could be… and more… so much more.

Have a beautiful day and a magnificent week!!!

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1 Response to On Legacy

  1. Joseph fennelly says:

    While we should digest the thoughts so seamlessly positioned to stimulate us and empower us as well, I cannot erase the thought that the creator of these lessons for living and dying flow so gently from their author.

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