Some people concern themselves with legacy and the impact that will be left when they’re gone. Writing your own aspirational obituary can crystallize your thinking and give you a roadmap to live into. But really, once you’re gone, you’re gone. There’s nothing else you can do.
How much of a control freak are you?
It’s likely a better use of time to manage your short-term legacy. People are going to talk about you at dinner tonight, or at the bar at the end of the week. Will they speak in hushed tones or with gleeful admiration?
What do you want?
So maybe, you should act in a way that produces the results you desire in real-time, so you can adjust and make an impact you can see, refine, correct, or enhance while there’s still time.