It’s human nature to want to leave a legacy.

It’s never too early or late to start thinking about your legacy. Legacies can take many forms. Knowing what you’d like to leave behind can serve as a powerful compass – a force that can help guide you over the long term, enabling you to stay on course.

If your legacy involves your career, what impact do you want to have? What would you like others to remember about you when you’re gone? That you were a hard worker, honest, a positive thinker? That you were an inspirational leader, a strategic thinker or someone who embraced innovation and led change.

If your legacy involves your children, how do you want them to represent you when you’re no longer here to guide them? What mark do you want them to make on the world? How can you instill those values now to influence future generations?

Your legacy can be one of generosity, kindness or service to others for the greater good. The choice is yours.