We spend our days complaining about how life what isn’t what we expected or how we haven’t reached our expected timeline instead of accepting that, letting it go, and focusing on our dreams.
I’m too old.
I can’t afford it.
I’m not that smart.
I’m (insert any excuse here).
Life is hard. No one warns you about getting kicked while you’re down or what reality is like when you are young and idealistic. What makes an individual remarkable is that they prevail despite every unfair and awful thing that tries to intervene. If you were dying today, what would you want to leave as your legacy?
We are all dying right now. Put aside what you “think” you should be doing and live your passion. Don’t make excuses, just start to do it. Share it and yourself with others. That is what builds a legacy.
Three responders from my area died in the line of duty this week, all cut down in their prime. Their lives were electric and touched many people because they loved and were passionate about life. They pursued their dreams and impacted many people on the journey. Their legacies live on in our hearts via their examples of how to live life contagiously well.
If God graces me with another day tomorrow, I hope I can do those legacies justice and celebrate the lives of those individuals by starting to live my life contagiously and stop letting excuses steal my legacy.