What Does It Mean To Leave A Legacy?
What do you want to leave behind?
How do you want to be remembered?
Beyond your tangible belongings, what part of you remains on earth even after you’ve passed away?
By answering these types of questions you’ll start to get a better understanding of what leaving a legacy means to you. A legacy is something you create during your life solely to benefit future generations, it’s a gift or gesture that you create without expecting anything in return.
Creating a legacy is about more than just leaving an inheritance; and isn’t something that we just “leave behind,” but is something that we intentionally pass along. A legacy is about what you contribute in your lifetime and is as unique to you as your fingerprint because it represents you.
Leaving a legacy is about the values, principals, and ideals you’ve cultivated throughout the course of a unique and individual life. It includes how you’ve lived, what you’ve done, and the lasting benefit you’ve created in the lives of others. While finances are an important component of that, real wealth is much more than money and property.
THE FAMILY VALUES LEGACY DEFINITION OF “LEGACY”
A Legacy is… an intentional, deliberate, and conscious decision to use your unique gifts, talents, and resources to positively impact the lives of others in a meaningful and thoughtful way; bringing both joy and fulfillment that will live on for future generations and on into eternity.
What do you want to leave behind? How do you want to be remembered? Beyond your tangible belongings, what part of you remains on earth even after you’ve passed away?
Our mission is to inspire and empower you to positively impact future generations and strengthen family ties by making it easy and affordable to capture your emotional assets. And to create, preserve, and implement a lasting legacy of values that lives through the ages for the ones you love.
by Mark T. Davis