I have been thinking a lot about the role of a leader in the lives of others. There are multiple great things about being a leader. You can inspire. You can motivate. You can encourage. You can get things done. These are all worthwhile traits of a leader.
However, I believe it’s a leader’s greatest trait to leave a legacy. What will people remember about you when you are gone? What will you leave behind for others that they can benefit from?
If you don’t have answers to the above questions, I challenge you to do the following:
- Make a list of three things you can teach others and begin to teach them.
- Identify two people you can mentor and begin mentoring.
- Consider making a donation to a charity that you are passionate about.
Doing one or all of the above will ensure that you begin to leave a legacy that makes a difference in the lives of others.
As Dr. Myles Munroe said, “Success without a Successor is a Failure”.
Define your successor and building your legacy today.
PS: Recently, I was interviewed on SiriusXM Radio by 2019 Radio Hall of Fame Inductee, Joe Madison. We discussed several topics, my new book, The Presidential Principles and my perspective on the healthcare debate. Check it out: Joe Madison and Anton Gunn talk Presidential Principles.