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Success Challenge: How Will YOU Be Remembered?

If you were to die this very second (God-forbid), how would you want to be remembered? When people who never knew you asked what you were like, what would you want others to tell them?

During your personal time, if not now, write a letter to the world or a stranger passing by. Begin your letter with “Dear World” or “Dear Stranger”.  If this seems too abstract, then write it to a family member who isn’t born yet or is too young to remember you if you were to die now.

In your letter, write what you want others to know about you. Write about something people often misjudge you about that isn’t true. Include the lasting imprint you want someone to have about who you truly are. Then, in one word or one sentence sum it all up. If someone said, “Wow, INSERT YOUR NAME HERE was really _______________”.  What would it be?

For example, I would want someone to say “Wow, Ashley really touched lives; she was a very loving person.”

After you have written your letter keep it. Don’t throw it away. Make your letter become a reality. Try to put those words into actions so this way, when you do pass, hopefully someone will think of you in the way you wanted them to. Hopefully they will have the correct perception of who you were because your actions proved it.

Also, after all is said and done, you may even find that you pushed yourself to achieve more because of the legacy you wish to leave.


10 Responses

  1. Marie

    I want to be remembered as a LIGHT for Jesus and as one having a heart for OTHERS

    YOU bless me sweetie!!


  2. Ashley (Admin)

    I agree! I think you've said it best!! And you know what? I'm pretty sure you will! Even now, I see you as a person who has a heart for others and who loves Christ. :0)

  3. Amanda Daubenmeyer

    Great idea, Ashley! Thanks:) I want people to know my heart was right. I may not have done everything or said everything right, but my heart was never out to wrong anyone.

  4. Ashley (Admin)

    Thank you! Glad you liked it! And yes! It's always important that we have the right intentions at heart. Thank you for reading!

  5. Elizabeth

    Hi Ashley,

    Thank you for commenting on my blog (The Journey Home)!

    As for your post, wow, I couldn't agree more! I've been realizing lately that I can have a really sharp tongue and that is definitely not something that I want to be remembered for!


  6. Ashley (Admin)

    @Elizabeth, You're welcome! Glad you liked the post. You can still be remembered for what you say, but in a different way. Turn negative into positive. Speak words that encourage and uplift people. This way, you will be remembered for the POSITIVE things you've said to others!

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