September 02, 2012
Here I am in the company of my mentor, Jack Canfield (bestselling author of Chicken Soup for the Soul©, The Secret and The Success Principles). I worked alongside Jack in a year-long intensive professional training program. It focused on how to experientially teach principles of success and the facilitation of individual and group transformation. I held certain expectations of the program and they were surpassed.
What I wasn’t expecting was to be profoundly inspired by this man. Jack is not just about success, money and fame. He is generous, kind, warm, genuine and filled with humour. As well, his ability to be in the here-and-now is remarkable. His rich contribution to our world and Jack’s legacy encouraged me to choose to do the same.
How do you contribute to your community or to the world?
Is there a cause you support, either financially or with your time and energy?
Have you ever stopped to think about what your legacy will be once you are gone?
I leave you with this quote from Stephen R. Covey:
“There are certain things that are fundamental to human fulfillment. The essence of these needs is captured in the phrase 'to live, to love, to learn, to leave a legacy.’ The need to live is our physical need for such things as food, clothing, shelter, economical well-being, health. The need to love is our social need to relate to other people, to belong, to love and to be loved. The need to learn is our mental need to develop and to grow. And the need to leave a legacy is our spiritual need to have a sense of meaning, purpose, personal congruence, and contribution.”
What three actions could you take to contribute to the well-being of others and to the planet?