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Monday Motivation: A Living Legacy

GOOD MORNING MONDAY – AFFIRMATIVE THOUGHTS FOR A GREAT WEEK

Good Morning; it is Monday 😊!


How did you start your day today? Did you set an intention for the day? Did you think about how you want others to experience you today; how you want to “show up”?



Whether you think about it or not; consciously or unconsciously; you are building your reputation and creating your legacy every day. Often, we do not think about it. As you traverse through this world each day, you leave your lasting imprint on those with whom you come into contact. It is important to realize that YOU touch OTHERS’ LIVES each day; anything and everything you touch is your legacy. 


Do You Know the Impact You Are Having?


Understanding your reputation helps you comprehend how you are being  perceived by others. It is also important to realize that leaving a legacy is not associated with the end but rather the “here and now”. Your legacy is not defined at the end of the road but in the present moment through moments shared, decisions made,  actions taken, and reactions displayed.



What Are Some Behaviors You Can Display Right Now to Begin Leaving an Unforgettable Legacy?

  • Be Kind – Show unconditional kindness and warmth to someone today.

  • Be There – Give someone the gift of your time. Time is a precious resource you have that is not replaceable.

  • Be Appreciative and Grateful – Tell someone thank you today. Give someone a compliment. Lift someone up today by recognizing their gifts and talents.

  • Be Resilient – When faced with a challenge or something that gets you down, instead of being beaten down show your strength and positivity about what you could learn from this situation.

  • Be Passionate – Share your passion with others. This can be inspiring to others and the energy you get from living your passion/purpose can be engaging and recharging to others.

  • Be a Listener – Seek to understand others. Give others “your ear”. Let people know that you want to hear their thoughts and ideas and what is going on in their lives. 

  • Be Above Reproach – Live with integrity. Be accountable and responsible. Take ownership for your actions, beliefs and choices.

  • Be Action Oriented – Take actions toward your goals and vision. Showing that you are moving toward your dreams is contagious and can be a motivator to others. 

  • Laugh – Laugh in the face of adversity. Laugh at yourself. Laugh at your problems. This can be liberating and inspiring to others.

  • Love – Love yourself and love others. When you love and care for yourself; it is foundational to your ability to do the same for others.




These steps are not rocket science and are not hard to do. I challenge you to pick a couple of these and try making them a habit in how you show up each day. See what a difference it will make in your life and in the lives of those you encounter each day! Remember, “it only takes a spark to get a fire going” 😊!! Light up your world and the world of others. Create your legacy intentionally through your words and actions. Be a difference maker.


Have a GREAT day; Have a GREAT week!

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