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How to Leave A Better Legacy



How do you leave a better legacy?


Let us first look at legacy in the dictionary it states many things but what we want is something that someone has achieved that continues to exist after they stop working or die. 

 Everyone leaves behind a legacy after they die, but only few people leave behind a legacy worth talking about.

 So when we know that we can start thinking about our own legacy. What have we accomplished in life? Why would people think to remember us? 

 Martin Luther King Jr legacy was that he helped change history for black Americans. This is an example of a great legacy. 

A bad legacy would be Hitler who believed Jewish people were not cool and wound up killing more than 6 million of them. He was an awful person who has left a legacy of evil.  


  As someone with mental health issues, I always think of death and what people will remember me by. If they remember me at all. 

 In this post, we are going to discuss ways to leave a legacy and how to leave a better one. 






1. A journal


      
        You don't have to write in it every day even. Have you ever seen the Disney show "Good Luck Charlie"?? You should. The older sister records videos giving her younger sister advice on everything. Create a journal where you give advice to your children, grandkids or anyone.

 A journal is a great look into your life. A person will see this and be remembered of all the times you had. It reminds me of a movie based on the Columbine shooting called I'm Not Ashamed. Based on Rachel who wrote in journals. After she was sadly shot to death, her family found her journals and was able to get a closer look into her wonderful life.  


2. Your blog or YouTube Channel



    Your blog and YouTube channel will be online forever (unless they decide to cancel the website in the future) 

 Future generations will see it. This can be how people remember you. Make sure both are a reflection of yourself. 

We make blogs and YouTube videos to teach people things. Make sure you are not just doing either just for money but are doing something that people will be enjoying.  

 Right now, people will remember me for my blog. Hopefully, people will see this blog and be like 'she taught me things I did not know.' This for me is a great legacy and why I created Fablemoon Says. I did not create it for my legacy, just to teach people something new to improve their life.

3. Write a book



   It doesn't have to be a word book, it could be a comic book. You can create an Amazon Ebook here 

It does not have to be about your life, it can be fiction which is based on imaginary events and people. It can be a book based on someone you admire. A poetry book. A book of songs you wrote. It can be a short book

 
Think JK Rowling she wrote the book of Harry Potter. We will remember her for that. 


4. Your great personality 



        Personality matters so much. If you have a good personality then people will remember you. Be kind to everyone, even your enemies. 
You may not know this but people are watching you. Whether that person is your kid, grandkid, stranger, family... If you do good then someone will see it and be motivated to do good also



5. Create something



    We got book and blog out of the way so create a product. Maybe you are good at making paper people. Sell them www.esty.com is a great site to sell things you make. 

 Just think Kate Spade a fashion designer whose legacy will be her fashion designs. 



6. Your children



    This list won't be complete without adding children if you plan on having any. They are the most important legacy anyone can have. Make sure you teach them right, show them good and bad. Like I said they are watching you 



7. Work Harder than everyone

 To leave a better legacy, you must put in the work. You must work hard for your passion. Create the life you want. The life that will inspire those around you. 

Think Kobe Bryant how will people remember him? A father, a champion, a good person? Yes but above all, they remember how hard he worked to reach his goals. How hard he continued to work in everything he did. He didn't sit and wait to become great. No, he put in the work to be great. 

8. Support causes you love

 This may not have a big impact on your legacy but it will do enough. The people you help will remember you. They will tell of how you helped them. 

 Some places even put your name on the wall

Conclusion


 What you leave behind will affect future generations. You don't want your kids to remember you as a bad person. Or have your kids watch you on tv because you murdered a whole bunch of people. 

 Think if you were to die right now, how would people remember you. Would it be for something good? 
Would they even remember you? 
How many years in the future will they forget you?  

If none of those questions have any good answers, then start making a change in your life. Start being a better person, donate to a charity, help someone else. 

Learn from the past, live in the present and build for the future. 






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