Getting younger people to buy in on thinking about their legacy is a hard sell.
It’s hard to fathom that a decision when you are eight-years-old will affect how you are perceived when you are 80-years-old and how people may or may not still bring you up in conversation 80 years after that.
And once you are clued into the myth of the permanent record being mostly a myth, most of your young adult years seem like time you get to throw away.
But they are not.
Everything important takes time. The more important is it, the more time it takes, and the more intentional you must be with time.
If you have an idea to be something prominent, you must first have to have a good concept of time: how much time it will take, how much time you have, and how much time you spent doing other things before you decided you needed to do the prominent thing.
But the crucial part is having a good concept of how everything you were doing prior, despite seeming unrelated to your new prominent focus, was just the universe putting the right things in place on your journey.
And it helps if you are fortunate to have the wherewithal to think about your legacy while you are still young in years. Or at least have someone to nag you about your legacy before you get too far out of that window.
Are you focused on your legacy? Tell me about it at firstname.lastname@example.org.