Archive for September, 2011

Is it Time to Leave Your Philosophical Footprint?

September 19, 2011

You probably feel very alive today, but I’m guessing that one day you will no longer be here in the flesh. When that day comes, I wonder what you will be leaving behind. A family – spouse, children, grandchildren, maybe great-grandchildren? Assets? Such as a house, car or other material possessions? Or intangible assets, like a company?

You will most likely leave many of those things behind, and you will also leave behind memories and ideas. Let’s call this your philosophical footprint. All important thinkers leave a philosophical footprint on the world. Any inspirational leader, past or present, that has made an impact on you did so by sharing their unique wisdom and ideas in a way that spoke to you and moved you in some way.

About five percent of all people manage to fulfil their big dreams and create something really special in the world, something that lasts and helps people for generations to come.

I don’t know if you are in the five percent, but if you are, you will know what I am talking about! I love seeing people free their best ideas and daring thoughts so that they can take others to a new level of thinking and action. That is true leadership – thought leadership, in fact, since they move people mostly with the power of their ideas.

Now is a great time to reflect on what people will remember about you, what you said, how you made them feel and maybe even how you inspired them! Stepping through life is easy; we all do it. Leaving a lasting footprint can also be easy. You just need to choose.

If you’re a serious player, check out our Thought Leadership Retreat – you may be closer than you think to creating a lasting impact on the world.