Most of us think about legacy as something we leave behind. But we have our focus on the time backwards. Dr. Andrew Thorn says that legacy is the quality of who we become. And this is a very present day oriented perspective. Because, as Dr. Thorn explains, “the real work [for leaders] is becoming the person that [they] can be, the best that [they] can be.”
It’s an intriguing shift, the present day focus of legacy. Imagine if more of us spent time thinking about how we’re impacting people today rather what we’ll leave behind. Would we show up differently as leaders? Would we make different choices? Reprioritize our life and our focus-areas?