It was a life changing decision. She was literally at a cross roads in her career. This seasoned executive has years of experience and is being sought after by another top-notch organization. As we were discussing her options she said, "I think it's important to make my decision on something other than money. While the packages are comparable, I want to use this as an opportunity to pursue my legacy." When I asked her what she meant, she responded, "I have a passion for helping others to obtain what they see as impossible. As I head into the second season of my career, I want to intentionally work toward my legacy."
What will others say about you at the end of your days on this earth? Each one of us is living a legacy. We are defining how others will define our lives by how we are living in the present. The decisions we are making on a daily basis will cumulatively add up to the legacy that we will leave.
Choosing to be intentional about our decisions will allow us to make a difference in the lives of those we love, live with and lead.