The Future Is Now
If you can be faithful with the little things - if you can cause what is in front of you to grow and improve - then you will be made a ruler over much more.
When I was in college, I had a big poster on the wall of my dorm room. It was a quote from Mahatma Gandhi that said, “The future depends on what we do in the present.” I’d like to think that I put that poster up because it inspired me. That it really spoke to me. That at 20 years old, I was really thinking about how my present actions affected my future. But, no. I had that poster up because I thought it made me look a lot cooler than I really was (my 20 year old self was a good kid – just not very forward-thinking).
An old college friend of mine brought up that poster not too long ago. Which got me thinking about my past decisions and how they have affected my current and future self. I really started thinking about the word “legacy” and what I was going to leave as my legacy.
According to Merriam-Webster, legacy is defined as “a gift by will especially of money or other personal property.” But is it really? Do we only leave behind money and property? I go back to that poster on my dorm room wall – “the future depends on what we do in the present.” What we do right now determines what our legacy will be.
In First Steps To Wealth, Dani explains the “Law of Promotion.” This law states, “if you can be faithful with the little things – if you can cause what is in front of you to grow and improve – then you will be made a ruler over much more.” If we can take care of what’s in front of us right now – whether it’s our finances, our family, our children, our job – if we can cause those things to thrive, we will have control over so much more. If I can improve my life, bring blessings to others, and cause others to prosper, that will be my legacy. If you’d like your own copy of this awesome book absolutely free-of-charge (you just pay for shipping), click here.
If my life is ruled by chaos – finances are all over the place; employment is in jeopardy; family life is filled with conflict and strife – I can expect more of the same. Forever. Until I make the decision to change my present, my future and what I leave as my legacy is in jeopardy. Which is one of the reasons I decided to wage my WAR ON DEBT.
In becoming faithful with the little (paying off a credit card and working toward paying off at least two more, cutting all the unnecessary spending – or FAT – out of my budget, actually sticking to a budget), I am finding greater peace in all areas of my life. My relationship with my very significant other has improved. I’m a better sister, better friend, better employee. My legacy is secure.
If you’re interested in changing your present to improve the future for you and your loved ones and securing your legacy, I encourage you to check out Dani’s WAR ON DEBT program. This program is truly a life-changer. It can help get your finances under control, stop going further into debt, and never carry around the burden of debt again. Check it out.
Here’s to leaving an amazing legacy!