The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being. – Lee Iacocca
A proper legacy will always involve service and meaning. It has to have a meaning to yourself, others and a higher cause. Whatever you do won’t have any real meaning unless it’s in service of something greater than yourself.
Servicing others can be a sacrifice. You have to give up something. For some it might be their ego, money, or their time. But your real legacy is your service to others, a higher cause and fulfilling your purpose. It’s not just about making sure you and your family are alright. We’ve all been equipped with special gifts and talents. Use them for the greater good and be successful at something that matters.
Now ask yourself, how can you be a service to others? What do you have that only you can do?
Leave a legacy that matters by helping people so they can be good instead of so you can look good.
“Whoever wants to be great must become a servant.” Mark 10:43 (MSG.)
The world defines greatness in terms of power, possessions, prestige, and position. If you can demand service from others, you’ve arrived. The Lord, however, measured greatness in terms of service, not status. God determines your greatness by how many people you serve, not how many people serve you!