Why Your Death Should Be a Legacy
One thing you cannot deny, hide, refuse, or prolong is death. Death is inevitable. From the time we’re born, there’s a time we must die. If we know it’s coming, why do we fear it?
And no, this isn’t a discussion on afterlife, religion or faith. This is about now. This is about your life, your actions, and the reflection you see in the mirror.
I believe we’re scared of dying because we haven’t completed our task, leaving a legacy worthwhile to withstand future accomplishments. It doesn’t matter if you’re the President of the United States, or a janitor at the local garbage company. We all want the opportunity to be remembered. In other words, to leave a legacy for others telling them, “I was here.”
In my opinion, leaving a legacy is your reward for living your dream. If everyone pushed through their own obstacles of fear, denial, and self-hatred, I believe their dreams will be realized. Unfortunately, we slip into a realm of comfortable discomfort and believe that life shouldn’t be hard. Why do we believe such nonsense?
Death is final. Life is the representation of individually defined greatness, or the best they could offer. Their expression of creativity, logic, intellect, humor, selflessness, generosity and success is celebrated in someone else’s words called their eulogy. To no surprise, some people leave everyone who they touched speechless.
My brother, Wilkie “Durrell” Webster, years with cancer left me speechless when it took his life in 2014. Now, Stuart Scott’s passing leaves me speechless. Both of them died due to cancer. With one quote, Stuart will be forever remembered by his life and everyone else’s cancer has took from us prematurely. Thank you for living your dream, Stuart. RIP WDW & SS!
I write this because my business is personal. My struggles are for your gain. No strings attached.
Nathan A. Webster, MBA
March 17, 2019
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