Legacy of a legend

“There’s a difference between us. You think the people of this country exist to provide you with position. I think your position exists to provide those people with freedom. And I go to make sure that they have it.” William Wallace

The movie Braveheart is one of my favorite movies of all time. William Wallace embodies what most boys growing up aspire to be. When he was faced with his lovers death he avenged her. He inspired the people of Scotland to take back their freedom. Stole the heart of the princess and when face with death he didn’t cave on his beliefs.

The best picture of Wallace’s impact was in contrast to Earl the Bruce. This was a man in title and deed was to be a leader. He had been handed the right to lead the “Sons of Scotland” from birth. However when faced with the chance to stand up and ride along side Wallace he caves. Time after time.

The coolest part of Wallace’s Legacy and Story (other than his face paint) was in the final scene Earl the Bruce “man’s up” and fulfills his role. The Bruce leads the charge for Scotland. Wallace (a peasant) inspires not only the peasants around him but the noble blooded Bruce. I know that the legend of William Wallace is probably far distant than the true story. I know it was just a movie. The message however is real.

Through your gifts today you can mold a Legacy. Wallace had a gift to rise to the occasion and inspire. You can inspire those around. Your kids, co-workers and family. Maybe wearing face paint and screaming freedom down the halls of your job would be frowned upon. If not then you my friend have the coolest job ever. I am willing to bet though that most employers wouldn’t mind you teaching others your skills. Making peoples lives better. Showing people joy and happiness.

We all have gifts…. How you use yours will be your Legacy

You ask yourself, ‘What do you want your legacy to be?’ I’m content at this point to say, ‘Those who follow me.’- Bill Parcells

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Passion of Purpose

The year was 2002. The top grossing film was Spider-Man. The winner of best picture was Chicago. The top album was by Eminem. The Champion of the Super Bowl was the Cinderella New England Patriots. The most amazing class in the history of high school classes graduated that year (my class). Also that year Rick Warren released The book Purpose Driven Life.

The book mentioned was the start of a movement. 30 million copies would be sold by 2007. Countless home groups would meet. Journal entries would be wrote. Pastors would preach. All in hope to help find life’s purpose. The self help industry grosses $12 billion a year. Americas obsession with the purpose of life is evident. In a recent poll 51% of people don’t know why they are here. 75% don’t think others know. That means the majority of those you come across are floating through life.

Unfortunately I can’t tell you what your purpose in life is. Neither can an author, spiritual leader, boss, sports coach, or highschool English teacher (sorry mrs Crowe).

I can however share a secret. Your passion can lead you to your purpose. Steve Jobs made his mark through his passion. Martin Luther King changed the world through his passion. Tony Hawk, Tom Brady, Bill Gates and others. You can think of people in your life that through passion changed your surroundings. There are people all over the world that aren’t searching for their purpose because they are flowing in their passion.

I surely don’t want to float through this life. I want to flow with passion.
A quote from Seth Godin
“Perhaps your challenge isn’t finding a better project or a better boss. Perhaps you need to get in touch with what it means to feel passionate. People with passion look for ways to make things happen”
Perhaps we need to find our passion.
Thankfully we are in an era where we can pursue it. If you want to write. Then write. Sing then sing. Act then act. Photography? Take pictures. We have a social platform to pursue our passions.
Don’t waste your money on books. Pursue your free passions and change your world.
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