Goals

  • Why create legacy?

    ‘Our obligation is to give meaning to life and in doing so to overcome the passive, indifferent life.’  Elie Wiesel Creating legacy because… …we don’t know what happens after death. You may have faith in an afterlife, or you may be agnostic, but the truth is that we do not know, and no one can tell…
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  • 4 reasons why overnight success is overrated

    ‘Actually, I’m an overnight success. But it took twenty years.’  Monty Hall Creating legacy is about organic growth When creating legacy, it is sometimes tempting to look for shortcuts. We all hear of ‘overnight success’ stories, people who have made their mark through one massive PR stunt or something similar, and were remembered for it…
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  • The value of legacy sampling

    ‘I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.’  Eartha Kitt In the last blog post, I outlined three reasons why following your passion is smart, especially when it comes to creating legacy. But what if you don’t yet know what your true passion is? What if you find lots of things…
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  • The cul-de-sac of creating legacy

    ‘Corner a dog in a dead-end street and it will turn and bite’.  Chinese Proverb The cul-de-sac is another term coined by Seth Godin in relation to pursuing an endeavour – or, in our language, working on a legacy project. The cul-de-sac is the exact opposite of the Dip, although it can be easily mistaken…
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  • Getting over the motivation slump

    ‘Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.’  Winston Churchill Oh, joy…yep, it’s motivation slump tiiiiime! The motivation slump often happens in conjunction with the questioning the legacy project phase – just to make your life that much more interesting. The motivation slump is the worst part…
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  • The back-to-reality phase

    ‘I do not fear failure. I only fear the slowing down of the engine inside of me which is pounding, saying, “Keep going, someone must be on top, why not you?”‘ George S. Patton The back-to-reality phase is what marks the end of the legacy project honeymoon. The exact timescale from beginning to the back-to-reality phase differs with…
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  • 10 ways to overcome obstacles

    ‘Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive.’  Scott Adams In completing every single legacy project, you will have to deal with one or several obstacles. Here are 10 ways to deal with them:  1. Figure out obstacles before…
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