Legacy think: Are you leaving a trace?

‘The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.’  Nelson Henderson

When you visit somewhere, meet someone new etc. remember: leave a trace. For example, if you visit a museum, write something in their guestbook. When you meet someone, ask if it is okay to take a picture with them. And make sure that in every job you leave, your former colleagues have something to remember you by.

 Constantly thinking of ways to leave a trace is an important part of creating legacy. When all is said and done, the traces you have left will ensure that you will remain in people’s memory for longer.

 Leaving traces is not the only thing you should do, of course. The most important thing in creating legacy is completing legacy projects. However, once you complete each project, the traces you have left will help others get inspired by your struggles against adversity while working on their legacy projects.

 So start asking yourself daily: how am I going to leave a trace today?

The time is now.

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Alexa Ispas

I am a social entrepreneur, blogger, and talent scout, interested in helping people who want to create legacy. I have recently completed my PhD thesis in social psychology at the University of Edinburgh, and am originally from Romania. I am writing a daily blog on creating legacy, which you can find at www.alexaispas.com