It feels overly dramatic to be thinking about a legacy, especially for someone who is only 5 years into a professional career.
The importance of thinking about my long term impact is already very apparent. This week I heard a well-respected man in his 70’s reflect on his career, achievements and lessons learned.
Did he speak about his salary? Stationary? Technology? Office politics? Of course not.
He spoke of the people he met, worked with and lead with passion and determination.
His stories were vibrant, diverse and entertaining. He’d made mistakes and achieved much more than he ever thought was possible.
When I look back on my career I want to be able to tell similar stories, laugh at my mistakes and be remembered for more than a title.
The greatest part of work is that you get to do it with other people everyday and in the end no one remembers their salary.