How worthwhile would it be if you took the time to sit down? And maybe make a list of your monuments. But what are those? What does this mean to you?
In this episode of the David Spisak Show, David digs deep to explain the meaning of the precept “Your Deeds Are Your Monuments.” Drawing his insights from a movie called “Wonder”—”Wonder” tells the story of how this 11-year-old deals with being singled out, excluded, ridiculed, ignored, and noticed everywhere he goes.
The One Good Question That Should Guide Us All in Our Daily Life is: “How Do I Want to Be Remembered When I Leave This Earth?” It is important to treat everybody equally, not judge people, and treat everybody. Take the time to learn who they are and what they’re about, and not so much focus on, you know, where they live and what they look like.
When you leave this earth, some people will remember you by the imprint you’ve left on their lives, hearts, and minds. Your interactions with them shape people’s opinions of you. We all have the power to choose how we choose to live our lives. It’s up to us to decide how we want our legacy or life narrative to be remembered. It combines the things you accomplished and other instances in which you left a lasting effect on other people.
“As I interact with other people, people that I work with, people that I know, friends of mine, my own family, it is without a doubt the things they’ve done, their kindness ,going the extra effort doing things without expecting anything in return. It’s those things that I remember about everybody and that I will never forget about anybody and everybody who’s ever impacted my life from when I was young to who I am right now. “
Every single day we have the opportunity to build a monument. We don’t need anything more than what we have right now. We don’t need to be a single step beyond where we are right now.
“What kind of monument can you build for your kids today? What kinds of monuments can you build for those you work with? For your friends, your loved ones, or even a stranger, you have an opportunity, like I do, like we all do, to build a monument literally at any given time on any given day.”
Listen to the full episode for valuable insights about how we can live a life where we can all be remembered for our good actions, from David Spisak.
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