Leaving a legacy

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Olympic games have to build in legacy.

Like so many corporate strategies, it’s hollow and manipulative.

Even the dictionary definition immediately jumps to define it as ‘an amount of money or property left to someone in a will’.

Legacy is what we leave behind with people other than the shallow shit of money and property.

It is the activities, kindness, love, companionship, empathy, support, and help. It is the time we have given to do these things with others.

This is then left as memories etched in people’s minds forever.

Leaving a legacy is not about achievement, money or stuff, it’s about the simple human stuff that makes us and others happy.

It’s often the small things that make a huge difference.

Don’t ponder for a lifetime how you will leave your legacy, it is simple, start now. Be kind, love, help and empathise with yourself and others.

This is what you leave after you have gone, this is what the people who matter will remember and cherish.

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