As a community leader & social enterprise ambassador, my time is spent undertaking a significant amount of “Activity”. It is mandatory to be clear about activity, purpose and more importantly the driving force behind my activity.
People often ask me, “Why do you do what you do?”
For me the answer is very simple. “Legacy, what am I going to leave behind?”
To help you understand my thoughts it is necessary to take a look at the difference between legacy & inheritance.
Anyone can leave an inheritance. An inheritance is something you leave to your family or loved ones, and it also has the potential to fade away. A legacy is something you leave in your family and loved ones and has a more lasting effect.
|1. Something tangible you give to others.2. Temporarily brings happiness.3. Eventually fades.4. Your activity may or may not pay off.||1. Something tangible you place in others.2. Permanently transforms others.3. Lives on long after you die.4. Your activity becomes your achievement.|
Part of my aim is to ensure my activity has a lasting positive transformational effect on the community and those whom I serve. With this in mind my action and work at PJ’s Community Service is centred on 4 thematic strands, which are:
Fitness – Body, Soul & Spirit
Faith – God, Faith, Belief System
Family – Communication, Relationships, Parenting
Finance – Career, Entrepreneurship & Investment
At regular intervals it is important to evaluate your activity as well as to ensure you are making good progress.
The BIG question is how do you turn your activity into achievement and how do you monitor it?