The One Thing You May Overlook When Considering Your Professional Legacy
24 Jul 2021
If a global pandemic taught us anything, it’s that our time in this world can be cut short in an instant, so we should make the most of it while we can.
This realization has caused many to reevaluate where they’re going professionally and map out how they’d like to make their mark. Their legacies as leaders and how and whom they impact include big dreams and aspirational goals, which they’re pursuing with a newfound zeal.
While I applaud these forward thinkers, I’d like to suggest that they augment their strategies by applying a less lofty but highly impactful action they may have overlooked: being mindful of the legacy of their words.
I often say that words have power. They can inspire or harm, propel us forward or hold us back. They have the power to support, uplift, and unify, or destroy, denigrate, or divide.