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Wednesday, 16 November 2011

10 Ways To Leaving A Lasting Legacy

- Elevate your mind

- Treat people with respect

- Watch the company you keep (they say show me your friends and I’ll tell you who you are)

- Keep networking (the people you keep as friends now can benefit you in the nearest future)

- Try always to smile

- Learn something new every day (read, engage yourself in intriguing conversations)

- Don’t be scared of failure (Majority of failures come from people who made excuses)

- Strive to leave a lasting legacy (We judge ourselves by what we are capable of doing; others judge us by what we have done - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

- Be a leader and NOT a follower and have a vision (anyone can steer a ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course)

- Water your seeds (give your talents the opportunity to develop)

Marsha Ambrosius - Lose Myself

So many ways I love this woman

Lose Myself

Where to start from is actually what baffles me, I'm 20 years and four months old and I think my age just absolutely dawned on me, like what am I doing with myself apart from going to university,working a part time job and going out with friends on a occasional note. There's more to life than just enjoying yourself everyday and screaming life's too short and giving myself reasons to make stupid decisions, I want people to remember me when I'm gone for all the right reasons, I want to leave behind a lasting legacy and inspire others. For too long I've used my age as a barrier of allowing myself to elevate in life which is BAD to be quite frank, because people my age have established themselves, some have set up a business whilst others have bought houses whilst Iv got nothing to show other than clothes, clothes and more clothes. I need to start making all the right decisions quickly because time is running fast and soon it will run out of time. I'm going to start doing all the things I love doing and stop taking little things for granted, the realization deepens as I realize that before i start anything I must start with myself. From writing to modelling, people ask me why I've stopped and I absolutely have no response other than shrugging my shoulders and saying "I don't know". IF God blessed me with a talent why have I abandoned it and abused it by neglecting it, isn't it selfish and wicked of me to bury the talent that God has entrusted me with by burying it and still expecting myself to magically shine without using it? I don't want to be the stupid lazy servant in Matthews 25:15 (Parable of Talents). I've lost myself along the way, I'm starting a new-found journey to find myself again, no more procrastination, no more babbling no more doubting myself. As I make this journey I pray God continues to guide me along the way.