February has turned out to be a really strange month for me, a lot of deaths, both professionally and personally.
I was particularly shocked by the passing of a good high school friend, who went into cardiac arrest while playing sports. I was honestly too scared to workout like I normally do, seems the reaper is hiding in all sorts of corners you wouldn’t normally suspect.
It shook me because I’d already learned this big life lesson, that you live for your Eulogy, for your legacy. Your children, your career, those are legacies.
But how does one leave a legacy when they’ve barely begun?
The answer is the same whether you are 30 or 80. Live for your Eulogy. your life is your legacy, how you move about the world, how you impact others. Nobody gives a crap what your tax bracket was, what car you had, or fancy house you lived in. Your kindness to others, your passion, your humor, those are the little things people remember in the end.
So there’s no need to walk around scared shitless that something could happen to you any time you step outside, always be ready. That’s the secret to not freaking out, always be ready. A list of “actionables”
-Go to bed with a clear conscience – finish any unfinished business as best are you can
-Get your ish together- k do your loved ones a favor and have some sort of will or your estate details together somewhere.
-Live with integrity- let your values and your life align
-Live YOUR truth- whatever that is
-Every once in a while ask, “if I die tomorrow, what would you regret? “