Most people don’t think about what their legacy will be.
You don’t have to be rich and famous to leave a great legacy.
Perhaps sharing with our youth what you have learned could be part of your legacy.
A legacy is not just about leaving what you have earned, but it is about leaving what you have learned. It is about what positive contributions you have made to society.
Who have you met who had a positive impact on you? Perhaps it has been a relative. You often hear about people describing their grandparents or aunts and uncles as having had positive influence on them. It may have been a school teacher or a sports coach or a leader in a youth organization such as the scouting movement. One well known quote is from Forest Witcraft, who published an early version of the quote below in the Scouting magazine of which he was the managing editor in the 1950’s. Here is a copy of the quote.
One Hundred Years from Now
(excerpt from “Within My Power” by Forest Witcraft)
One hundred years from now
It will not matter
What kind of car I drove,
What kind of house I lived in,
How much money was in my bank account,
Nor what my clothes looked like.
But the world may be a better place because
I was important in the life of a child.
Perhaps coaching youth is something that you might want to try. If so, that is what this site is about, how to set up a coaching program for our youth, the future leaders.
Coaching children has given me great joy.
Allowing them to determine what is best for them and enabling them to determine how to face challenges can be rewarding. This allows them use their creativity which is something our school systems seldom encourage.
Of course, they need guidance, but often they just require general ground rules on how to work with one another.
To have a group of youth of all ages come up to you and discuss various topics and ask questions is very satisfying. It is an amazing feeling.
To have them sing happy birthday to you is memorable.
To assist them to gain key skills that will enable them to face the dramatic changes that are about to occur in the world as technology continues to expand its capabilities, is critical.
They will thank you for your assistance.
If you wish to read more about what type of legacy you want to leave, there are some excellent articles on the subject. One such article is by Bruna Martinuzzi, published in November 2014. You can find this article at: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/openforum/articles/want-legacy/
Think about what will your legacy be. Perhaps it is coaching our future leaders.
Please post your thoughts and comments.
Wishing you lots of love and laughter, as always.
Victoria, BC Canada