By: Molly Van Lannen, Bay Tek Games
I had the pleasure of being witness to a career milestone this past week. The presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to none only than our very own Larry Treankler. Not only was I able to be there for the acceptance of the award, but I have been blessed to have witnessed this firsthand for the past 20 years. This experience has made me think a lot about the type of legacy or mark we can leave on the lives of others.
Most people don’t think about the legacy they are creating until they begin wrapping up their career. When they take a look back they begin to look for the things that defined them. But why not start now? Why not think about how you want to be remembered? So you can begin to work toward hitting those goals to ensure you make the impacts you desire on those you love and care about.
Take some time to think about how you want to be remembered. Do you want to be known as the risk taker? Or maybe the calculated, conservative type. Maybe you want to make your mark as an innovative thinker. As someone who always thought outside the box. Or maybe it is more your desire to serve others. To help ensure others succeed. Or maybe your purpose is to be the hard-working, humble type. Whatever type that may be, there is no right or wrong it is all personal preference.
I do know most of us want to leave this world a little better than we found it. We want to leave a positive lasting impact on the lives of our families and friends. It is up to each one of us to define our own legacy and it’s never too late to start thinking about it. Take that opportunity now. Your legacy is not defined at the end of your career, but rather the moments and actions taken along the way. Embrace it. Define it. Own it.