I sat at her funeral, memories of our 30 years friendship running through my mind. She was too young to die. Together we have many unfinished plans of preforming on stage for Paul Mitchell. From the discovery of the inoperable tumor on her spine to her passing, she was gone in a matter of weeks. She leaves with me her love of hairdressing, a legacy to continue. Her final request, please play “I hope you Dance” by Lee Ann Womack at the graveside, and Devri, dance.
Yes, we played the song, and yes, we danced. To this day, I keep a photo of my friend with me. It reminds me – “Life is short. Never waist a minute and live with no regrets!”
Your time on earth is limited, what will be your legacy? IF you know the answer to this question, you are ahead of most of us. If not, now is the time to identify what you want, and to write your own story.
Think of someone you admire who has passed, what do you remember most about that person? What was their greatness? Write down those feelings and stories.
Ask yourself a series of questions, like:
How do I define success?
What do I want out of life?
If I could do or be anything, what would it be?
When I am 80, what does my life look like? Where do I live, what do my days look like?
When I am gone, what do I want my children, grandchildren to remember about me?
What is my “Legacy”?
From the information you discover in this question activity, create a “Mission Statement” for your life, memorize it and repeat it daily.
Once you create your “Life Mission Statement”, develop a sense of urgency to achieve this mission. Make a plan – what will you do to achieve your legacy. Then, act now, just do it!
The clock is ticking; you have no time to lose to become who you are meant to be. What is your greatness? There are two effective ways to achieve greatness
1) Create a Life Mission Statement to live by.
2) Create a daily “To Do” list of tasks that must be completed to move you towards your goals.
Managing a daily “To Do” list will assist you in achieving your goals.
Click here for more information on creating a daily “To Do” list. — PART ONE
Think about this; Top Five Regrets of the Dying;
1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.
3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
* theguardian.com 2/12/12
The above list was collected by nurses around the country as the top five regrets of the dying. Will one of these regrets be yours? Say NO, and “Write Your Own Legacy”!
Live a Life of No Regrets
Live is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So, Love the people who treat you right,
and forgive the ones who don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason.
If you get a chance, take it, if it changes your life, let it.
Nobody said it’d be easy, they only promised it would be worth it.
Decide today, live a life with no regrets! Create a personal “Life Mission Statement”, identify the legacy you want to become and begin today to Live a Life of Urgency.
Struck by lightning, Devri Ficklin should be dead – but she’s not! Having recovered from a disheartening divorce, death, and financial ruin life seemed to be on track, then within seconds a bolt of lightning, changed everything. We all experience them, Lighting Moments, the pivotal events in our lives that change us, forever. Inside this impassioned journey of healing, readers learn through Ficklin’s Lightning Moment, step-by-step systems that can help them overcome personal challenges and transform their life. “The biggest battle you will ever fight is within your own mind.” Ficklin shares, “Learn to focus your thought – it’s simple, not easy – however the effort is worth it!” Lightning Moments will help you discover the steps to “Navigate the storm to discover greatness!