I come to the world with empty hands,
I will leave this world with those same empty hands.
In the course of my life I earned many accolades,
But I’m sure my death will make them void.
If this is the truth and this is the song,
What should be worthwhile to earn?
Whether it is Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Alexander the Great or Dhirubhai Ambani, the Absolute truth for every human being is “Physical Death” and at that finishing line each of us have to leave our hard earned accolades and affluences. This absolute truth squares us with one question – “What is that on earth which will stay with my name even after my death?”
One of my faculties in a leadership seminar told me – “Avinash, whatever you do whether you are aware or not, someone on earth is following your legacy!”
That’s true! Each of our life reflects a paradox nature; some people appreciate the way we live our life and at the same time some people hate the way we live our life. There are both fans and haters of Genghis Khan, Mussolini and Hitler. But the biggest question for all of us is – What fascinates people to follow our Legacy?
Undoubtedly, it is the GLORY that resides in us. God being our Creator and Sustainer has bestowed each of us with His heavenly glory which we call blessings! Though there are several thousands and millions of people yet I am what I am, there is no copyright version of mine!
So, the word “LEGACY” has always been the motivational factor for my work but alongside the motivation I find the post of Dos’ & Don’ts’. This means to maintain my legacy I am not allowed to do anything and everything that comes on my way.
You say, “I am allowed to do anything” — but not everything is good for you. You say, “I am allowed to do anything” — but not everything is beneficial.
“Everything is not good and beneficial” because every time the glory in our legacy is surrounded by temptations to defile it. We need to draw the line of resistance to hold on our glory and as we draw that line of resistance, it requires many sacrifices on our way.
OUR LEGACY IS OUR GLORY!
Let us not defile it by for the sake of mere transitory pleasures of life…