It’s a fact that most people won’t be remembered. It’s also a fact that many of us find the thought of being forgotten after our deaths terrifying. At a fundamental level, we all crave the connection of others. We’re herd animals: it’s inbuilt into the human psyche. Those who are accepted by the herd survive and thrive where the lone wolf does not. Being remembered when we’re gone is the extension of our desire to belong. To be so accepted and beloved by our fellow humans that we will never be forgotten.
Abraham Lincoln famously said “If you want your name to be remembered, either do something worth writing or write something worth reading.”
Well, we’ve decided to do both. We’re calling it the Infinity Effect, and it’s the legacy that myself and my business partners will leave behind. The Infinity Effect is a place where thought leaders, industry experts, and influencers provide access to decades of their experience, knowledge, and wisdom to empower others to achieve what they have.
Each of us has only gotten where we are with the help of others. From a purely survival point of view, humans are completely dependent on our parents for the first twelve years of our lives. From a non-survival viewpoint, we are dependent for much longer. I know that fourteen-year-old me wasn’t great at making productive life decisions.
So much of my own personal self improvement has come with the help of mentors who guided me. I know the same is true for my business partners Garry and Michael.
But there comes a point where we stop being the student and become the teacher. Now it’s our turn give back. It’s our turn to pass on our knowledge and experience to the next generation.
We’re launching the Infinity Effect with a Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and more articles like this (future posts will be less promotional, promise). We’re also showing that we practice what we preach with a VLOG series. You can view it here: http://bit.ly/ie-vloglist
I would love to hear your feedback about it. There will be a podcast coming soon as well.
I encourage you, dear reader, to think about what your legacy will be. Will you be one of the 99.99% of people that history will erase? Or will you leave something that people will remember you by?
Irvin Yalom said it simpler than I can: “That’s when I will be truly dead — when I exist in no one’s memory.”
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