What does leaving a footprint mean? I suppose it means different things to different people. The most obvious is the muddy trail of boot tracks across a newly washed kitchen floor. Or an imprint in soft ground left behind by hikers along a wooded path.
There are other kinds of footprints as well. The one I'd like to address is the footprint you leave behind when a sale is completed....or a long career is at an end. In this case a footprint is the stamp you have left on your work, satisfaction in your accomplishments and the indelible mark you've ingrained on others.
We all want success and to be held in high regard by our peers. We all want to leave some memorable legacy behind that defines who we are and what we've accomplished.
Here's a clue on how to achieve a well textured, positive footprint. Think of your successful upcoming home showing or career retirement as though it's already happened. Think as though you have achieved all of your life's dreams and everything you ever wanted has come to pass. Place yourself in that mental state and remain locked into that position.....then work backwards step by step formulating your plans to make that vision come true.
The concept is not a new one. Instead of working your life out in a forward direction, start from a successful culmination and apply the steps in reverse order that took you there. It's a little like retracing your steps to find a lost set of keys.
Get into the habit of writing ideas down. When you write something down, it not only stays in your mind longer....it's always there to refer to. This creates a permanent blueprint for your journey from where you want to be.....to where you are now.
For good or bad, we all leave footprints behind us. The kind of image we leave behind is largely up to us. It has little to do with luck and everything to do with focus.
Dreams can and do come true when we orchestrate our lives with care. Knowing what we want out of life and how we wish to be perceived by others is much easier to achieve when an end vision is clear in our minds.
Thanks. Sincerely, David