Friday, 5 January 2018

Will You Remember Me When I'm Gone?


It may not be the cheeriest topic, but I've always seen January as the perfect time for reflection and a spot of meditation. After all, what better time than the New Year to alter your goals, set new targets and work to build on the successes and failures of the past?

Of course, I'm still young, but it's never too early to start thinking about your personal legacy and what you will leave behind. No matter what you believe in, no-one wants to be forgotten, and that is what building your legacy is all about.

Whether it's an everlasting memory that will live on through family, friends and loved ones, an outstanding career or series of achievements, or simply through spreading some good in the world, the opportunities for remembrance really are endless.

We all have goals that we want to achieve throughout life. Even if you aren't a particularly ambitious or driven person, there is guaranteed to be that one extra-special thing that motivates you to get out of bed in the morning. Family, your partner, children, a job you love or just the thought of finishing that book you've been reading or watching the sun rise over the trees - whatever it is, it's this passion that will be your legacy.

From a personal point of view, there are many things that I would like to achieve throughout the course of my life. From pretty standard bucket list items to much more personal goals, I think it's important to pepper your life with a sprinkling of targets to work towards. After all, without a regular dose of motivation and inspiration, how will you ever get determined enough to actually achieve these long-term aims?

While it's never really possible to develop a legacy by yourself, one thing I do know is that I want to be remembered for being the person that I know I am inside. It may sound a bit cliche, but sometimes, all you need is a little recognition to really start to shine - it's times like these that will make the biggest difference.

Understandably, there's always the legal side of things to think about, and while it may not be something that you want to focus on, things like life insurance should never be put off. Insurers and lawyers like Slater and Gordon can help you to get everything tied up and organised as it should be, leaving you more time to spend doing the things you love and developing your own legacy. It's a well-known saying but we all know that it's true - life really is too short; it's vital to make the most of the time which is available to you.

So, this January, why not take the time to think about exactly what it is that you will be leaving behind?


* This is a collaborative post

What do you think you will be remembered for? Share your legacy with me in the comments below!

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