Richard Halverson, former chaplain of the U.S. Senate, once said that our goal in life shouldn’t be just to “be good,” but rather to “be good for something.”
If that “something” is limited to merely personal success, our impact on the world around us will be limited. To put it another way, don’t confuse your resume with your legacy.
The difference between your resume and your legacy is:
- What You’ve Accomplished
- The Money You’ve Made
- The Impression You Leave
- Your Career
- What You Learned
- How You Improved
- What You’ve Contributed
- The Difference You’ve Made
- The Impact You Have
- Your Organization, Family and Community
- What You Taught
- How You Helped Others to Improve Others
Are you building a strong resume, or preparing to leave a lasting legacy?
The legacy you will eventually leave is determined by the legacy you are living now.