"I may be here for a short while, gone tomorrow into oblivion or until the days come to take me away. But, in whatever part you play, be remembered as part of a legacy ... of sharing dreams and changing humanity for the better. It's that legacy that never dies."
Within the last three years, we have witnessed the death of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, and more recently, the Queen of Pop, Whitney Houston. Both had amazing musical success that broke barriers and crossed generations. Both also had negative personal stories that played out miserably in the media. As leaders, though you may not have the audience of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, you have your team, family, and friends as your audience. These persons interact with you on a regular basis. What impact are you having on them? What do you think they are saying about you?
You have an opportunity to write your legacy ... to write the way you wish to be remembered and to live that way each and every day. What is your legacy now? Is this the way you wish to be remembered? What actions are you taking to ensure that you live the way you wish to be remembered? You can predict the future if you consciously write it.