004 – Legacy

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Hi, guys, I’m Cindy and I’m a Spiritual Medium.

Today I want to talk to you about legacy and a lot of time that gets confused with thinking, “what am I leaving behind?” in you know, financial terms. I want you to think about legacy in terms of what are you leaving behind for your loved ones, your friends and your family in terms of your image. And that sounds a little bit strange to say ‘your image’ but what, what I mean by that is we all remember, we all remember certain things from loved ones that have past. I mean it could be, ‘I remember drunk uncle so-and-so, he’d always blah, blah, blah.’ ‘I remember my granny, she used to make the best biscuits.’ Everyone has a legacy that they leave behind, whether it’s a good one or bad one. And this is what I’m going to talk to you about.

You have a choice to decide what your legacy is going to be. What are you, what do you want to be remembered by? And not just financial because financial goes out the way. If you leave your kids a stack load of money, they’re going to be like, “Woo-hoo. Money”. And when the money’s dried up, they’re not going to be like, “Whoa. Okay”. So we’re not talking financial, we’re talking about lessons, life lessons, beliefs, ethics, foundations of good structure. What are you, what is your legacy that you want to leave behind to your loved ones? What is it that you want to, them to remember you by? Do you want them to remember you as somebody that was always determined, always stood by their beliefs? Somebody that knew that by doing the hard work you can achieve greatness. Or you know, like being a marathon runner, leaving behind the legacy that if you train hard, you can achieve what you thought was impossible.

And this is why, you know, I find that a lot of times I’ve seen parents where they’ve let their dream go and they’re like, oh, I’ll do it when the kids are older or not now, maybe next year or year two, what is the legacy that you’re leaving behind? What are you showing your kids? You’re showing them that, that it’s okay to actually not dream, not believe, even though you turning around and saying to them, “oh, you’ve got to believe in your dreams”, “Dream as big as the stars”, but you’re not doing the same. And you know, it sounds crazy. It’s like, oh, but I’m telling them. Kids follow your example. They are your mini-me. What you do is what they do. And what you do is a pattern that’s going to repeat down the generational line. So I want you to think about that legacy.

What is it that you are leaving behind for your kids? And not just your kids, your family members, your brothers, your sisters, what are you showing them? Because they will learn from that. And they will, they will absorb it, but especially when they see greatness, when they see, you did not let adversity get you down. That is one of the best, biggest lessons I’ve seen that for people take home from as adversity. I’ve got, I’ve got something that I’ve, I am so honoured to call her my friend and she is a tetraplegic. And I think it’s about 15 years ago now. She was in a freak accident and she lost, she’s lost mobility. And you know what, through adversity, she came up the other side and she could have just gone, ‘you know want this is my life. I am just done with it.’

And basically just for the rest of the days being waited on hand and foot by the people but instead, no she rose up above that and she has got a level of independence that most people that were in her situation do not have because she let, she chose to have a legacy of determination to show that this is possible. You do not need to let things that happen define you. And she’s got a little girl and her daughter is seeing the legacy of, it doesn’t matter if you’re disabled, doesn’t matter if you’re able-bodied, if you dream it, and if you want it, you can achieve it. She’s also in, and there’s so many lessons to learn from that you can, what you want in life is yours. And this I, you know, I, I can’t stress enough this legacy that people forget. And I honestly say forget because I had a talk with a client a few days ago and she was, I will say this a little bit of wishy-washy about, ‘oh, maybe I’ll do this in my business, maybe I won’t.’

And I said to her, how old are your kids? And they’re really young. I said, what do you think you’re showing them? You’re showing them that it’s okay to let fear take over your life. It’s okay to not push and strive and we can’t do that. We need to be the example that the next generation sees that they see that, you know what anything is possible. And it, yes, sometimes it may be difficult, it may be tough, but you know what? There’s a reward at the end of it. And it may be that they learn that while they’re doing the math homework that they don’t want to do, that yes, it’s tough while you’re doing it. But guess what? The reward is so sweet at the end of it where you can stand back and go, you know what? I’m actually proud of what I have achieved and where I’ve come and not look back and say, you know, I wish two years ago I had started that business because now someone else has done it.

Or I wish two years ago I had, you know, taken the initiative and asked my boss for that promotion or how I can step up in the business. With, with that, and there are so many times where I have to just think, what is your overriding description going to be? Are you going to be one that’s determined or are you going to be somebody that life got the better of you? I know it’s a little bit of a heavy conversation for today, but you know what, that’s something that needs to be had or something that needs to be said. And with that, I’m going to leave you guys with that note. And I just want you to think about: What is your legacy? Do you, what do you want to leave behind? So I can’t stress that point enough.

So have a think about it and I’ll catch you guys next time. Bye.

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