What Do You Wish Your Grandparents Did?
The one question to keep you focused on the future.
If you want to build a lasting legacy, you cannot focus just on your children. You must start thinking about your future grandchildren. Assume they are coming. Assume your children will continue your line and then begin acting accordingly.
This isn’t about counting your chickens before they are hatched. It’s not about being so blinded by the future that you ignore the present. It is about basic preparations. It is about using the future to clarify what you need to do now. Knowing your planned destination makes the current journey more productive.
What do you wish your own grandparents did? What do you wish they had? Chances are, your grandchildren will miss the same things if you don’t furnish them.
Do you wish your grandparents had lots of land for you to run around and explore, filled with trees that were glorious to climb? Start planning to get that land now. Don’t sell your assets just to go on vacation.
Do you wish your grandparents had shelves full of old books? Start building that library right now.
Do you wish your grandfather had a workshop full of tools and the skills to use them? You can be that grandfather. You have a few decades to prepare.
Do you wish your grandfather could toss you in the air and play hide and seek and throw a ball around? Take care of your health now so you have enough in the batteries before your body stops charging them up.
You want to leave some kind of physical inheritance to your grandchildren, and thinking this way can help you do that.
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