Andy Warhol once said, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes.” But, that isn’t what legacy is all about. Legacy is so much more.
It is personal-just yours-and no one will ever have the legacy you do. Even though you may think that you are average no one is.
A legacy isn’t about personal fame or notoriety. Legacy is built in small moments.
Yes, legacy planning is about assets and finances but it is also about leaving your family with precious memories and heirlooms. It is about leaving them with your wishes and desires. A chance to give them your values and stories. All the things you love and find important can be included in your legacy.
Legacy is a verb. It is something you do. You build it. You cultivate it. And you watch it grow over your lifetime. And with legacy planning, it is something that can be continued even after you pass.
Finding your legacy can be difficult. But, it doesn’t have to be something big. It can be the smallest moments with your loved ones. Those small moments over the course of your life become the 15 minutes. Because you are famous in your loved one’s world for more than a measly 15 minutes.