Where Are Your Fingerprints?
January 13, 2010 1 Comment
With the explosive popularity of forensic-police-drama TV shows like CSI and NCIS, the public is more familiar with fingerprint technology than they probably ever would have been. In those shows – with the exception of the murder weapon – fingerprints of the perpetrators are usually the very first thing that crime scene investigators look for.
Fingerprints are a nearly invisible impression that says, “I was here.” The person is gone, but they have left traces of themselves behind.
Figuratively speaking, fingerprints also symbolize your legacy – evidence that represents what you did and the impact you had while you were at someplace. This could include a company, relationship, church, community, or life in general.
So where have you left your fingerprints? What evidence did you leave behind to show that you were guilty of doing something great? Can a case be built to show that your life positively impacted others?
As you think about your “legacy-in-process”, here are some questions to ask yourself about the evidence of your impact:
- Will your current organization be better after you leave than before you arrived?
- Will you leave your current relationships better than when you arrived?
- How are you developing the people around you now to carry forth your vision?
- Whom have you led in the past that is now leading well?
- How are you equipping the people around you for their future success?
- What are you building that people will be benefitting from 10 or 20 years from now?
Everyday is an opportunity to build evidence that your life matters because of your positive influence and impact. It shouldn’t take a forensic scientist to have to figure that out. Don’t miss your opportunity to be found guilty of doing something great in someone else’s life!
Paul Wilson, Jr.
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