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 of leaving a legacy worthwhile to withstand to live beyond you other than birthing a child.

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 is telling them, “I was here.”

Not everyone has that desire, and that’s cool too.

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.

My brother, Wilkie “Durrell” Webster, suffered many years with cancer and 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 (in the pic), Stuart will be forever remembered by his life and everyone else who lived died because cancer has taken from us prematurely. Thank you for living your dream, Stuart. RIP WDW & SS!

I write this because my business is personal because this service is for the advancement of all humanity. My failures and successes are for your gain. No strings attached.

Nathan A. Webster, MBA
Mr. Social Entrepreneur
Consulting | Marketing | Websites

Author: nathanwebster
From a US Marine to nonprofit executive director, I've been fortunate to do a lot of stuff. My quick history is I’m a brand marketer with a background in social good. In the process of running a small educational nonprofit, I learned the value of storytelling and digital branding. That’s how I got involve in marketing, websites, consulting via my podcast as well, and being an adjunct business professor at the local community college.
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