Don't die without reading this post.

5 ways you can leave a powerful legacy that will be make you immortal.

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"I heard you die twice. Once when they bury you in the grave. And the second is the last time someone mentions your name." -Macklemore
1. Stop playing it safe.

Live a life that will make your grandkids say, "My grampa was a bad ass!"

• he jumped out of an airplane
• he ran a marathon
• he rolled a cuban Havana

Whatever it is, wherever you are, LIVE a life worth remembering.
2. Give until it hurts / it never does

My first prayer of the day is that I would meet someone I can help.

"Send someone who's hungry or sick."
"Send someone who needs encouragement."
"Send someone who needs love and compassion."

THOSE prayers get answered.
Practice outrageous generosity.
3. Love like your life depends on it

I start my day with the thought,

"How can I out-love my wife today? There is NO WAY she'll love me more."

Remember, love often means time.

Think about the people you spend the most time with.

They're almost always the ones you love most.
4. Throw big rocks

When you throw a rock into a pond, the initial splash is followed by ripples, even after the rock has disappeared.

That ripple is your legacy.

And here's the CRAZY thing about legacies. We get to decide what we'll be remembered for!
Will you throw a small rock or a boulder?

What kind of ripple will you make?

You decide.

To leave a legacy worthy remembering, you have to live a life worth living.
5. Start getting your life on record.

On the inside cover of a journal, write 10 things you want to be remembered for.

• he was courageous
• he was compassionate
• he was generous

Be intentional. Don't wait for fate to decide your legacy.

Create it.
The mark you leave on the world represents your legacy.

• it's the richness of your life
• it's what you accomplished
• it's the impact you had

The bad news is, you're going to die.

The good news? You get to decide how you'll live.
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