Building your legacy life takes intentionality. Chosing how to build your life intentionally is the biggest part of this journey. It’s not something you can chose to do and then just forget about. Just as you have to work intentionally to build a relationship with a friend, spouse or child, you have to work intentionally to build a legacy life.
When I sat down to think about what I wanted to build in my life, I started by considering the things I wanted to see in Sarabeth’s life. You see, I recognized quickly that everything I did would quickly be mirrored in Sarabeth’s life. Just as I am mirroring things that I saw in my moms life.
Choosing Pain Points to Build Upon
So the areas I chose to start with were my own self esteem and self worth. I began by considering the pain points in my life and the things I wasn’t happy with. And then I made a game plan for how to change those things.
Another area I wanted to work on was prayer. I had been feeling a prompting in my soul to really begin to dig into prayer and what that should look like in my life. In order to work on that particular area, I decided to read several different books on different aspects of prayer. I also chose to set some goals in regards to prayer. And now, though it’s been almost a year since I started working on this particular legacy life characteristic, I still struggle. It’s better than it was a year ago, but something I must continue to work on!
I chose what some people call pain points. Those things in my life that make things hard. Those things that I’m not comfortable with. And that’s where I chose to start. I pick one or two things to work on at a time. Then, when I feel like something has become more positive or a more regular habit, that’s when I begin to look for something new to work on.
What do you need to build in your legacy life?