Leave a Legacy

Leave a Legacy

The Weekly Blobby


Legacy noun leg·a·cy \ˈle-gə-sē\

: something (such as property or money) that is received from someone who has died

: something that happened in the past or that comes from someone in the past

I recently heard a song with the chorus, “I’m trying to leave something behind.” It was a good song and as I listened to it, something inside me moved. It has been a long time since I have thought about leaving a legacy. As noted above, simply put, a legacy is something we leave behind after we are gone. It can be tangible or intangible, like a memory that impacts others.

Do you ever wonder, ‘What will I leave behind? Will it have value? Will it impact lives?’ Those are big questions. I believe we all leave something behind, some more impactful than others, some not as public, but just the same, very impactful. There are others who in an effort to be better than the rest of us leave a legacy of mediocrity.

I want to leave something of value behind. As a Christian, my calling is to be a faithful witness to God’s goodness. I know what I’m called to do, but how to do it well is the question. My answer is simple; do whatever you are doing to the best of your ability. My job is not to leave a legacy, but to live my life to the best of my ability. Some things will be remembered, some will not. That’s not on me if I am doing my best.

Being a godly father and husband is so important to me. Additionally, I want to be the best I can be in another area of my life…as a fitness trainer. That is what I love about Get Fit. I believe with all my heart that this is a team of people that genuinely want the very best for our clients. It’s not about money (although it is needed to run a business), it’s not about size (yet Get Fit has experienced amazing growth over the years), and it is certainly not about ego, (Jon and Tara are two humble people that constantly deflect credit to others).

I may be speaking out of turn, but I believe Get Fit will leave a legacy of Care and Fitness that will impact the fitness industry for many years.

What will your legacy be?

That’s yet to be defined. Keep giving 100% in all you do – and it will happen.

I have a challenge for you – next time you work out, give absolutely positively 100% and when you walk out the door - know you did your best. The rest will be history.

See you at the studio.