The legendary life…

BY MUNASHE P MUSENGE P

Imagine on a rainy day, you see them coming, with lilies and white roses. The life you used to call yours comes to an end and they bid you farewell. This is you granted the opportunity to attend your own funeral. You stand with them as they leave tulips on you as you lay. Standing with your life mates as dust is shovelled back to dust and what remains are the prints you left on the sands of time. As you stand to bear witness what will they engrave on your sepulchre? Will your life speak the legendary tales you lived or with you will they bury the greatness, the business ideas and the eagle that never had the courage to fly.


I have read tonnes of inspiring stories from Alexander the great, Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Muhammad Ali, Nelson Mandela to our modern heroes Ellon Musk, Bill Gates, Jack Ma to name just a few. I know a dozen businessmen and women who built multibillion dollar companies from scratch. From these great tales I learnt that anyone can be great. The question as to whether we end up great or not, are imbedded in the choices we make daily.


All the great men I know had something to give to their generation. This is acknowledged by Albert Einstein “My current victories I owe them to the struggles of great men, both living and the dead”. From Alexander to Gates, they dedicated their lives to bettering their generation through service. Take yourself to the day you will lie and not be able to utter a word, will the world sing your rhymes and finish the tunes you started or what prevails will be a grave silence of an empty life. Will the world mourn the loss of a legend, a soldier or a player whose game finished before figuring what the game was about?



Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears

Less Brown

The major setback set back to our legendary tales is fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fears of what people will say and a million what if’s .For anyone to succeed it takes the mindset of a legend. Legends tame the bulls by the horns, legends take risks and legends live a life without excuses. Legends dream big and dare boldly. Legends wake up like Anthony Robbins and ask themselves “ how am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I’m committed for” For whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve.


To live the legendary life involves embracing change.

“Nothing splendid has ever been achieved, except by those who dared to believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance”. Albert Einstein. Not all change is progress but without change the prospects of it are doomed. The reason why many fail is because they do the same thing over and over and expect different results. The fear of change gave still birth to many business plans and crippled many innovative ideas. However legends embrace change. “Many roads diverged in the woods, I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost. Change leads to more exciting adventures in the making of a legend.


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than the ones you did. So, throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour catch the trade winds in your sail, explore, Dream, Discover.

Mark Twain

Take bold steps in becoming the legend you were born to be. In the end when the preacher says dust to dust. With misty eyes they will scribble “To a legend that came, lived and left a legacy. A life well lived. Go well comrade”.


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