What’s your legacy going to be?

Or, will you even have one?

I know I won’t ever be famous (no thanks really). I won’t build the next piece of high tech. Create art, or design anything much. But I think I can make an impact in people’s lives. First and foremost, in my children’s. But even more than that.

I hope to teach my kids so many things I’ve started a list. They see it and ask what’s that? So I explain a little. Really, hopefully I live it well enough to teach by example. I believe, kids learn what they live. Being a good parent isn’t about leaving a legacy, don’t get that impression. It definitely comes from love!

I am lucky enough to manage a wonderful group of people. Some young first time employees, and some adults. I get to teach and train, and and in some cases guide them. But I also try to lead them. Setting an example about work ethic, and decision making. Maybe I can leave a mark, maybe not. Maybe someone will look back to when they worked for me and say they learned something…. At least it’s something to shoot for!

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dzamonja-swag:

rabioheab:

i think my neighbourhood deserves a sitcom because there’s

  • me, the teen blogger
  • a house with 8 nuns
  • a drug dealer who drives a hummer
  • a scottish man who only ever wears a kilt and mows his lawn at 3 am
  • an elderly couple who drive everywhere on their lawn mower
  • a peacock who has been roaming the neighbourhood for years and no one knows why or where it came from 

I’d watch the shit outta that show

Goes into the category, “the shit you can’t make up”

lifeasanewenglander
always-jacqueline:

We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills; because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win … It is for these reasons that I regard the decision last year to shift our efforts in space from low to high gear as among the most important decisions that will be made during my incumbency in the office of the Presidency. - JFK, 1962

always-jacqueline:

We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills; because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win … It is for these reasons that I regard the decision last year to shift our efforts in space from low to high gear as among the most important decisions that will be made during my incumbency in the office of the Presidency. - JFK, 1962

Think progress!

Call it change or evolution or growth or whatever. It’s trying to get a little better everyday. Better at your job, your relationships, your parenting or even the sports you play. You have to do something different to get different results.

Now what holds us back from this obvious progress? Fear of change, or fear of failing, or laziness? “It’s worked this long” or “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” Don’t settle for status quo, reach for the stars. Challenge yourself, and those around you. They just might thank you for it…. or maybe not. But you will thank yourself.

I was reading an article about the changes in some movie theaters, and the food and beverages side of the business. Amazing things are being introduced. Sit down dinners, healthy items and better food choices. This relates to the finer bowling centers our there too. They have come a long way from the stereo typical image stuck in so many people’s minds. So how high is high, and where will it end? I hope it never does.

What’s your motivation?

It comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. You might find it difficult to get up the energy to exercise, or make the phone call you have been avoiding. Strength, both inner mental and physical, aren’t easy to come by. They have have to be honed and practiced. But what gives that energy? It can be anything. Loved ones, a desire to impress someone, success or achieving a goal. Whatever it is, make sure you reward yourself when you get it done.