Business Transformation

Write the Story of Your Life

“If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading or do things worth the writing.” —Benjamin Franklin

Most people don’t live their lives fully because they don’t have the vision and clarity about their goals. Successful people have a vision and realistic goals and work hard to accomplish them. They are the rarest people who have a vision and work hard on their passions to excel as international legends and leave everlasting legacies. When you want to lead your life with purpose and meaning and to be remembered beyond your lifetime, you must write your own case study to create your destiny. In this regard, we will discuss writing your own case study to leave your leadership legacy to the next generations.

Destiny is different from fate because you can create your destiny while fate is about the events that happen that are beyond your control.

How Do I Want to Be Remembered?

“The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you understand why.” —Mark Twain

I want to be remembered by the world as a beautiful lotus that rose from the dirt of toxic family background. I want to be remembered by the world that I lived my life with diversified experiences including military, business, teaching, training, research, and consultancy. I want to be remembered for making courageous decisions despite foreseeing the consequences and innumerable challenges in life. I want to be remembered by the future generations that I made impossible possible despite a lack of regular education from eminent educational institutions. I want to be remembered by the world for sharing my knowledge freely with the world despite financial constraints and challenges in my life. I want to be remembered by the world for inspiring students by improving their attitude and grooming them as global leaders, and making a difference in the lives of others with my service, simplicity, humility, and integrity.

Write Your Own Case Study

The management educators teach the management graduates through case studies to enable the latter to get into the shoes and explore solutions for pressing problems. The management graduates read and write case studies to excel as successful professionals. Dave Ulrich advises, “If you are to remain the “leaders and best,” your next decade is less about what choices you have and more about the commitments you make by responding to three questions: 1. What do I want? 2. Who do I help? 3. How do I build?” He offers answers to these questions as follows: 1. Know yourself, 2. Give yourself, and 3. Leverage yourself. He revealed, “Sometimes brilliant leaders lack interpersonal savvy.  They are lollipop leaders who have a great brain, but no heart. They have not recognized that learning to work with others is a foundation for both personal happiness and professional success. They need to use their strengths to strengthen others.

Create Your Own Destiny

“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.” —Brene Brown

We have no control over everything that happens in our lives. But we can make things happen with passion, vision, mission, and execution. So, don’t settle for less. You deserve more than you desire. Dream big. Work hard and smart to accomplish your goals. Remember that you have only one life. Therefore, live your life fully.

Don’t give your pen to others to write your case study. Hold the pen in your hands and write your own case study to inspire others. To conclude, write your own case study instead of writing others’ case studies. Create your own destiny instead of others’ creating your destiny to leave your leadership legacy.

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Professor M.S. Rao, Ph.D.
Professor M.S. Rao, Ph.D. is the Father of “Soft Leadership” and the Founder of MSR Leadership Consultants, India. He is an International Leadership Guru with forty years of experience and the author of fifty books including the award-winning See the Light in You: Acquire Spiritual Powers to Achieve Mindfulness, Wellness, Happiness, and Success (Waterside Productions; January 16, 2020). He is a C-Suite advisor and global keynote speaker. He brings a strategic eye and long-range vision given his multifaceted professional experience including military, teaching, training, research, consultancy, and philosophy. He is passionate about serving and making a difference in the lives of others. He trains a new generation of leaders through leadership education and publications. His vision is to build one million students as global leaders by 2030. He has the vision to share his knowledge freely with one billion people globally. He advocates gender equality globally (#HeForShe). He was ranked #1 Thought Leader and Influencer in HR globally by Thinkers360. He invests his time in authoring books and blogging on executive education, learning, and leadership. Most of his work is available free of charge on his four blogs including Vision 2030: One Million Global Leaders. He is a prolific author and a dynamic, energetic, and inspirational leadership speaker. Professor M.S. Rao, Ph.D. is an opinion columnist for the CEOWORLD magazine. Follow him on Twitter or connect on LinkedIn.