By: CJ Ramsaran

What will your legacy be?

Will you be known as the person who never gave up; the one who refused to throw in the towel; the one destined to achieve success or die trying?

Or will you be known as the one who lacked the drive and tenacity to achieve your goals; the one less focused?

The reality is I don’t know anyone who actually strives to be the latter of the two; yet the actions of many would indicate this is the path they have chosen.

Many would like to be successful; they’d like to dine at the finest restaurants; fly off to exotic places; and drive luxurious cars; yet they don’t put in the time and effort into their careers or businesses.

Then there are a disciplined few, and I do mean few who fight that hard fight day in and day out to achieve their goals and bring their dreams to fruition.

You see, success doesn’t always come easy, if it did we’d all be sipping on champagne in Paris or sailing on a gondola in Venice.  The reality is success often doesn’t come at all – even with the hard work and dedication.

With this in mind, if you’re not putting in the time or effort to enrich your own life or that of your family, then don’t be angry or envious of the ones who do.  Their battle is not easy and their sacrifice is beyond your comprehension.  Try walking a mile in their shoes.

So again I ask, what will your legacy be? 

When all is said and done; after the final curtain call; will you be remembered for your hard work and dedication; will you be remembered for your tireless contributions and efforts for change; will you have enriched the lives of your family; or will you have left the world in a better place?

Or will you have just lived an ordinary life always wanting and hoping for something better, but never taking action or making sacrifices to achieve it? 

Will you be one of many or one of a few?

What will your legacy be?