It all comes down to taking everything you’ve ever learned in your life, every experience and every fail, and then applying it to your every movement going forward from this moment on. This includes all of the hits and misses, the wins and loses you’ve experienced.
Many will learn a lot in their lives but will fail to define or apply them. So practical execution is necessary. We live for a limited time on a continuous journey that we direct. It’s our life, our destiny, our rules.
This is how we should be defining our lives. Which is, at the end of our life, what is our legacy we will leave behind?
This legacy, the memory you’ll leave behind on this earth for your loved ones to remember you by. This legacy speech isn’t new but it carries a lot of weight, and it never gets old.
We’re all born to this earth to burn back into dust again, creation and demise is that fragile.
The majority of people learn that leadership is about having a vision and then forging a path.
The purpose for anyone, the human condition goes far beyond their immediate vision in life. The vision that we have while defining its process, the road which we create to achieve it, and to have lived it.
Our ultimate legacy needs to be on a higher standard, since it shows we’ve actually accomplished something with our life.
Our jobs, our weekly pay, we as individuals who work in organizations have a defined description of what they do.
Consider yourself, your life as your own organization. There’s a lot of people who are involved in this organization, and you’re the director, the CEO of your life.
Always Be Learning
Life is all about learning specifically what you personally need to become a better person, so be selfish about that.
It’s not about learning new technical skills based on your aptitude, or the soft skills such as effective communication, team work, or better negotiation.
What you need for a successful life is to learn about yourself, who you are, so look inward for that.
Find out and define “Who the heck am I?” and ask yourself on a daily basis how I could get better.
This should be your most pointed question in your quest to find yourself, and that’s where you should begin. Most however become disconnected or uncomfortable in this area of self awareness.
They fret learning about their strength and weaknesses, which is similar to doing an assessment of ones own behavior, values, principles and mindset.
The majority of people will also just go through the learning process once, and then quit. They’ll then fail because they refuse to take it any further.
These are brilliant individuals who we’re dealing with who does this, those with rigid mindsets and successful careers.
They’ll learn something new but will refuse to absorb it, or they’ll learn but conveniently forget it when it comes to more than what they’ve already digested.
The greatest learning periods come from observing our behavior in different situations. This is when it’s said you learn from experience.
But if this “experience” isn’t repeated often enough, it then becomes pointless as it handicaps our growth and development.
Striving To Develop Yourself Better
We never know what’s good or bad for us until we compare ourselves to others, so comparison is a good starting point. When realizing how far we’ve come, we base it on how others or our surroundings are doing.
Most will learn and understand this way, but there are a select few who’ll attempt to develop, to excel, to set the standard.
So the question remains, what actions are you taking to better the poor qualities of your life.
Are you making a constant and conscious effort so you’re developing for the better, to get stronger, to become waterproof?
Realize that development is the opposite of ignoring, until you do something that will improve it.
Never Stop Growing Or Learning
Make it a point to do at least one thing today that will make you feel uncomfortable, then overcome it. Always be pushing yourself forward, then you’ll be amazed how far you’ve come and are able to go.
Know that the other side of fear and worry, is a sanctuary known as freedom, your freedom.
Remaining neutral isn’t growing. So to reach your full potential, what you need is to go beyond the fear and decide to soar.
Reaching Your Full Maturity
You need to tie all this together, apply everything you’ve ever learned, and do so once you think all the pieces are there in place.
What life teaches you is that there are no right or wrong or second chances, so just take action.
There’s heavy dependence that’s placed on circumstances and situations, ulterior motives and other dynamics.
If you feel you’ve learned everything you need to about yourself, developed all of your strengths, grown to your full potential, then it’s time to apply it.
Once you apply everything you’ve learned and tie it all together, it’s something known as maturity.
You realize by now what you know and what you’re capable of, and also that everything you know can’t be used in every situation.
You discover that anger for instance, can be as critical as patience under certain circumstances.
The Investment That Is Your Life
To condense everything that is your life, you need the will to be constantly learning. To compress all this development together, and then your life quest which is maturity executes.
If you follow this protocol, you’ll then be leaving a legacy of what your life is, who you are and it becomes inevitable. That’s how people will remember you by.
Your good work along with your intent will spread, irrespective.
The purpose of your life is to be as useful as possible somewhere or to someone. To be responsible, to be accountable, to be compassionate while showing empathy towards others.
All that matters is to matter somehow, to make a difference, be the difference, to be counted, to stand up for something, to become a difference in this world.
Prove that you’ve lived a life that others will remember you by, that you’ve reached your full maturity.