you do not want to be forgotten moments after you die, either write something
worth reading or do something worth writing about”
-Benjamin Franklin. I am sure this piece is for everyone; read more to discover
the rewards of leaving legacies behind as written visionary Nigerian young man,
Okoye, MacManus Chisom.
I am talking about the
immortals -the few great men and women who devoted a large part of their entire
lives to the benefit of oppressed humanity and to the eternal glory of God. They
pioneered the search for a New World. Most of their lives were devoted to fighting
oppressive government, diseases, poverty, fear and ignorance.
Thomas Carlyle said, “History is
made by great men. The rest are passengers”. This is a benefitting
tribute to the great men of history.
You are created to fulfill a purpose. Calvin Coolidge once said “Nobody was ever honoured for what he
received. Honour has always been the reward for what he gave”.
You are created to fulfill a
purpose. If your work was done very well, you will find your name in the
world’s list of honour.
Where you failed in your duty, the world carries on as if you never passed by.
The good thing is that you
don’t have to live for so long to make an impact. What matters is that you
follow the same steps that the world’s greatest men took.
J. Paul Meyer wrote, “When all is said and done, each one of us will leave
only four of these things:
1. Memories- thought of others of/about us.
2. Souvenirs- the proof of our existence.
3. Trophies- records of our achievements, and
4. Legacies- everything you are and possess today.
Eventually, memories will fade
and souvenirs and trophies will be lost, stolen or sold at garage sales; only
your legacy will remain. Have you discovered your unique talent? Can you use it
to better the world?
History is very mean. It takes
note of the works of selfless servants and leaves out the efforts of other men
as if they never existed. Each day is given to you to make history. Always work
to appear on as one of those who made positive impacts on the pages of history.