The following is a short book about leaving a legacy contributed by the Ohio State University Leadership Center.
Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want
Michael Hyatt & Daniel Harkavy, Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books (2016)
“Our legacy comprises the spiritual, intellectual, relational, vocational, and social capital we pass on. It’s the sum total of beliefs you embrace, the values you live by, the love you express, and the service you render to others. It’s the you-shaped stamp you leave when you go.
Truth is, everyone is in the process of creating – and leaving – a legacy. The question is not ‘Will you leave a legacy?’ but ‘What kind of legacy will you leave?’ The sooner you come to grips with this reality, the sooner you can start creating it. Like it or not, your life now shapes your legacy then. You have an impact on everyone around you. You will influence the course of other people’s lives for good or for bad. In other words, your life matters. You are here for a reason. Your job is to determine why (p. 119-120).”
Living Forward by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy is available from the OSU Leadership Center.
Learn how the Ohio State University Leadership Center is inspiring others to take a leadership role that empowers the world at the OSU Leadership Center website.