WEEK SIX: LEGACY

Welcome to your last week in the toolbox.  Last week you wrote down your next big risk!

What emotions came up for you as you got clear about the specifics of your risk?
What did you find yourself resisting or not wanting engage?
What did you find yourself minimizing or making it smaller than you know you want?
What was going on for you in your physical body?

Today is all about the future!  It is the legacy that your vision and action will create or not create.
Here, we make an important perspective shift

IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT YOU

Yes, there are others in your life that are always in the wake of your creating!  In other words, whether you like it or not, there are people in your life that are affected by what you are creating today.

Brennon Manning says this:

“In every encounter we either give life or we drain it; there is no neutral exchange.”

Just like you cannot get out of creating a specific life for ourself, you cannot get out of the fact that others are impacted by your decisions, actions or inaction.

A legacy is always being left.

Now is the time to begin thinking about the legacy you leave in your creating.  I am going to ask you to be very mindful and aware of the future that opens and closes based on your choices.

LEGACY EXERCISE

open up to a fresh journal page and on the top write:  MY DEFAULT LEGACY.

Consider what the world would look like for others if you DO NOT change.  If things stay as they are.

  • What would the world look like?
  • How are others affected by this?
  • What prices do others pay for you staying in current reality?
  • How would I feel if nothing changes?

Now, on that page, draw what the future looks like if things stay the same.  Yes, draw.  doodle.  sketch.
You may not be a great artist, but take some time to draw whatever that future looks like to you.  Use stick figures if you must, but allow whatever you are experiencing to get on paper.

Once you have completed that, open up to a fresh journal page and on the top write:  MY VISION LEGACY.

Consider what the world would look like for others if you change.  If things transform.

  • What would the world look like?
  • How are others affected by this?
  • What opens up in the future when you choose to shift?
  • How would I feel in this future?

Now, on that page, draw what this future looks like if things stay the same.  draw.  doodle.  sketch.
Allow whatever you are experiencing to get on paper.

Now go look in the mirror.  Say your vision out loud to yourself.  Say it like you mean it!  Own it.

Place these two drawings in a prominent place so you will see them every morning.  Allow them to be reminders of your default future and the future that your vision creates!

We’d love to hear all about it – what you’ve created, you’re experience during this process, what has shifted etc.. so please take a minute to send us a note and let us know!  We’ll post all the stories we receive, with your permission of course.  Let it be a testimony of encouragement to others!