I had the awesome opportunity to see Hamilton in New York last weekend. It was incredible. I have been listening to the soundtrack for over a year now, but seeing it in person was a different experience. The last song is called “Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story” and it talks about legacy. Alexander Hamilton had accomplished a lot, but his missteps had tainted his legacy. However, his wife fought to preserve his legacy and tell his remarkable story.
Over the last 21 days, my goal has been to write a series of blog posts that would change your perspective on your past, present, and future. I pray that they have encouraged you! For this last post, I simply want to ask, “How do you want to be remembered?”. We are all given a specific amount of time on this Earth. It’s up to us to make the most out of each second. It’s never too late to change the narrative of your life. It’s your choice to move on from your mistakes and allow God to use your past. You can take advantage of today, make adjustments, and realize you have what it takes. If you chase the life God wants for you and expand the dream for your life, then you’ll find yourself going farther faster. One of the keys to creating a lasting legacy revolves around having the right perspective on yesterday, today, and tomorrow. However, the other key to a lasting legacy is making your life about others. This life isn’t about you. This life is about what you can give to others. The more you give to others, the more you will be remembered. Hamilton’s accomplishments may have been buried in the archives of history if it wasn’t for his wife fighting to protect them. You can achieve great things on your own, but you’ll never build something lasting and meaningful without others. You can only take your story so far.
One day, you’ll have to rely on others to tell your story. Will they say you got stuck in the past or will they say you overcame? Will they say you wasted time or took advantage of each second? Will they say you settled for less or chased the best? What kind of story will they tell about you?