Are Your Plans Just For Now?
Are Your Plans Just For Now?
So today, we want to talk about an important element of being great and being a blessing for the world and that is building for next generation.
A lot of people brandish the word “visionary” around but they really don’t know what it means or entails. A lot of people talk about wanting to be great or do something important for the world but they haven’t been able to get on that track yet. Most of the time, it’s because they’re going about it the wrong way.
So it might be that not everyone will get to be a Martin Luther King Jr., an Elon Musk, a Mandela or a Bill Gates that everyone recognizes to be someone great or making high-impact right but truly, everyone one can be just as great. The only difference is that you might not have the same number of people who will know about it. But I promise you that you can be a great visionary who will impact generations to come and yes, people will keep talking about your legacy for years to come; they just might not be in millions.
Okay, so you’re probably wondering how to do this? Well, it’s simple; learn to plan and build for something that is bigger than you and now. Build for the next generation, live with a consideration for those who are coming behind and you’ll be leaving a legacy that will outlive you and etch your name in time.
You don’t even have to build something that millions of the next generation can access, just make sure that you don’t leave this world without leaving an infrastructure or platform for a better future that at least one person can leverage on. This is really simple.
Grand ambitions are legitimate and should be pursued when you have them but if you don’t have those kind of dreams, you can still be great. Just catch a vision to do something to make life easier, better, wiser and less painful for those you precede. That is a grand ambition.
In that space as a parent, an employee, a member of a community; wherever you find yourself, start writing a history that cannot be erased by making plans and doing things that will make those who come behind you do greater and better than you could do.
As a parent, for instance, let your conversations, training and education of your children be about giving them a platform to outdo any accomplishments that you and your peers have made. Set them up to have at least, double the possibilities that you ever had access to in your lifetime. Once, you do that, you’re doing a great thing and you’re a great person.
One last tip, in order to make sure that you get full credit for the great things you done, make sure you tell your story all the time. Tell your kids to tell their kids and so on and so on. Just don’t leave at that, you should probably write a book. That way when the names of some presidents, inventors or entrepreneurs are being mentioned in the time to come you won’t get left out.
Anyone who can learn to make plans that go beyond the here and now is on the way to greatness. That’s actually how to be a pioneer and leader.