What’s Your Story? Rumor, Myth, or Legacy?

Hey you! Yeah, you! What’s your story?

Are you barely living, kind of living, or truly living? After you’re dead, will people remember you for years to come? Or will you be forgotten? Are you a rumor, a myth, or will you leave a legacy?

We both know you’re destined to do epic things, so what kind of story are you going write? Let’s explore three different levels.

The Rumor Life

The rumor life is the most depressing of the three. It’s comfortable, but not great. You dream of winning the lottery, play video games, and pretend everything is great. You have a desk job. You follow the daily routine: you wake up, get ready, go to work, come home, sleep and repeat. You love to daydream but never, ever act on your dreams because you know they’re not possible because it’s wishful thinking.

You up these comfortable walls and boundaries around your life. It fits perfectly inside your box.

This is the great facade.

This is the person that, after a generation, will unfortunately be forgotten and buried beneath millions of forgettable people.

That’s the worst part…

The rumor life is forgettable.

The Myth Life

The myth life is the most mediocre of the three. You’re well within your comfort zone but sometimes you venture out. Maybe for a girl or your best friend, but most likely for yourself. You happened to find something you were passionate enough about that you took steps towards it. You finally felt like it was within your grasp. Then something happens. You failed and you hated it so much that you went back to the rumor life again.

Like the rumor life, you have perfectly constructed walls. They have windows to the outside world. You end up achieving a lot of cool things in your life, but in the end you never did anything great.

This is the great let-down.

This is the person that, after a couple generations, will also be forgotten and buried with the rest of the mediocre people.

The myth life is ultimately… mediocre.

The Legacy Life

The legacy life is the most memorable of the three. These people span from doing great things to legendary things. You often leave your comfort zone to help people. You love doing what you do because you made a conscious decision to go after what you love. You are the person that learns from your failures and use them to fuel your passion. You overcame adversity or tragedy. You made a difference.

Unlike the other two types of lives, the legacy life is remembered. Whether remembered by family or by millions of people for the difference you made, you are remembered. You made an impact on the lives of people that mattered to you.

This is the great Unlife.

This is the person who’s legacy will be remembered for generations.

The legacy life is the most fulfilling.

But really, there are hundreds of different kinds and types of lives. The type you choose is up to you. Do you want to live a forgettable life? A mediocre one?

Or do you want to leave a legacy that will be remembered for generations? Because that’s what you were meant to do. You are meant to live intentionally. You are meant to do epic things. If you were made for this, what are you waiting for?

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2 Responses to “What’s Your Story? Rumor, Myth, or Legacy?”

  1. emlily91 January 1, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    Diffidently in the myth life at the moment. I have the passion and the know-how to get the life I want but I haven’t push for it. I need to live intentionally and get to my legacy life that I know is there. I have to take the first step!

  2. Russell Davis February 22, 2013 at 10:06 am #

    Dude. I love it. The concept of building a legacy of your life is something that a lot of people miss in their life…when you really break it down, build a life legacy an unselfish act. You aren’t caring so much that people remember you, but that you were able to make their life better in the way that you lived.

    Keep up the great writing, I look forward to more of it!

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