Why Giving Back and Legacy Life Goals?
How to leave a legacy.

How to leave a legacy is something we might start to think about as we grow in age.  As we live and gain wisdom and experience from achieving our life goals, many of us start thinking about what we can do to leave the world a better place for our children and our children’s children. 

It’s great to develop and live the good life as outlined in the prior 90 life goals, but these next 10 goals look to something you can do to create a lasting impact—something tangible to leave your next generation—as simple as a journal of how you lived your life, or philanthropy money that you donate to helps others in your community.    

These life goals are very personal and need to be uniquely tailored to represent the way you've lived your life or plan on living your life. For many, its about the legacy they will pass down to their children. For others, they wish to make an enormous impact.  

Think about all the people you truly respect in your life and the legacy that they've already created for themselves.  This often gets amplified when we pass on.  Some people's legacy is not truly understood or even developed until they've passed.  Regardless, give some thought to the way you wish to be remembered when you're gone on how to leave a legacy.

10 Life Goals on how to leave a legacy

The following 10 life goals have been hand crafted from a life time of reading books and thinking reflectively about what is important in life.  For some, these goals are a priority early in life and continued throughout your family raising years. For others, they become the focus once retirement nears or has occurred. It's your life, decide now if these life goals will be a focus for you now or downstream in your life. How to leave a legacy is captured in these 10 life goals:

91 - Keep a life journal 

92 - Make a difference in the world

93 - Donate to charities

94 - Volunteer in your community

95 - Trace your ancestry

96 - Prepare your will

97 - Write a book

98 - Write/document your life story

99 - Become a philanthropist

100 - Leave a money inheritance

Simple ideas on how an average person can make a difference in the world . . . 

The following is a list of simple ideas on how you can make a difference in the world and how to leave a legacy . . . 

  • Find a mission you care about and pour your heart and soul into it
  • Be the example of what you wish to see in the world
  • Respect everyone you meet, regardless of their social status, age, race etc.
  • Be positive and optimistic with everyone you meet and encounter
  • Smile
  • Love
  • Start really listening to people around you . . . be an active listener
  • Volunteer regularly
  • Donate blood
  • Donate clothing and things you no longer need 
  • Provide encouragement to everyone you can

A great life strategy is to write your epitaph now before you pass on how to leave a legacy.  What would you like to be remembered for??

From the list above of 10 recommended Life Goals related to Giving Back and Leaving a Legacy, read on to find out which of these goals resonate the most and inspire you to create a legacy you and your family will be remembered for and be proud of.  

Adopt, modify or change these 10 life goals to make them your own. 

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Last updated: December 15, 2019