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Live How You Want to Be Remembered

Live How You Want to Be Remembered

While driving from the airport in Las Vegas, I mentioned to my driver that I was sad that my friend Danny Gans, the amazing entertainer, had passed away. The driver stopped at a red light turned to me and said “A few weeks after he died his name disappeared from all the billboards and taxi cab signs. Bam! He was gone and the town moved on without missing a beat or him.”

It occurred to me that while Vegas can’t afford to miss Danny because the show must go on, his family is the ones who miss him more than anything. The people who have seen him perform and have been inspired by his talent, life story and faith miss him… and I miss him.

Thinking of Danny reminds me to do my best to make an impact on others and the world. I also want to encourage you to do the same. Live in such a way that people will miss you.

Smile like you mean it.
Be an encourager.
Share your gifts and talents.
Be original.
Be memorable.
Show people you care.
Be positively contagious.
Help others be their best by giving them your best.
Make memories.

Knowing how you want to be remembered helps you decide how to live today. And living in such a way that people will miss you ensures you will leave the greatest of legacies – lives impacted by your life….Continue reading at the new InspireMeToday.com!

Jon Gordon is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Energy Bus.

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7:36PM PST on Jan 21, 2014

hope to be remembered fondly;try hard to be a good person and make a difference

11:26AM PST on Jan 14, 2014

I smile at people when I am sad, am helpful to people who need help, and try so hard to make me better

8:54AM PST on Nov 14, 2013

Live to be proud and be proud to live

8:46AM PST on Nov 14, 2013

live life to the fullest and enjoy

11:55AM PST on Nov 11, 2013

Don't sweat the small stuff

7:40AM PST on Nov 10, 2013

If you got to see your expiration date, and knew for sure tomorrow would be your last day on earth, how would you plan to spend it ...
telling those you take for granted that you love and appreciate them, mending the fences of unfinished business, etc.?

Since life has no guarantees, why not start those things most important now ... choose not to see differences but rather concentrate on the sameness, positives rather than negatives, love rather than hate ... need rather than greed, community rather than self ... what a wonderful world this could be if we all pitched in.

It's all there for the choosing and how we live it out on a daily basis says the most about us. Don't have to toot your own horn or look for recognition ... it flows naturally, observed and absorbed by others.

2:27AM PST on Nov 10, 2013

Thanks and great advice from Jess - thanks

5:27PM PST on Nov 9, 2013

Live according to your conscience, so when you sleep at night you know you did as best you could. Ultimately, you truly have no control over what other people think, certainly not after you are dead. But you can control the present, at least through your own choices, so do what you can now to be the best version of yourself. Thanks.

1:57AM PST on Nov 8, 2013

Thank you :)

2:44PM PST on Nov 7, 2013

Basically we all want and need the same things. With that as a start, why is it that we choose to see differences rather than concentrate on the sameness? Positive vs. negative ... love vs. hate ... need vs. greed ... community vs. isolation, etc.

It's all there for the choosing and how we live it out on a daily basis says the most about us. Don't have to toot your own horn or look for recognition ... it flows naturally, observed and absorbed by others.

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