Come on Baby, Light My Fire: The Truth about Legacy

Frying Pan on Fire
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Your Legacy and Growing Whole

For the last few weeks, I have been writing a great deal about building your legacy and beginning now. 

I will Live to be 105!

I have decided that I will live to be 105, so with that in mind, I have started my journey to the second half of my life. I want to be happy and fulfilled. For me, that does NOT include retirement. But I learned a new word yesterday. David Makela was my guest on Bonus Track Radio – and he shared with me this fabulous word, “refirement”: – I LOVE this —


Switching how you view retirement to consider lighting a new fire, taking on a new challenge, learning a new skill, starting the next chapter of life with enthusiasm and drive. If you are anything like me, someone who values hard work and appreciates work for work’s sake, then you get this – you understand.

I want to succeed in all I do – authentic success does not come without effort or desire.  Desire and “fire” can be just the right impetus – the hope for retirement may drive some people, not me. I am not done, I have not completed my journey just yet – not even close.  As I look fifteen years down the road, I look forward to my refirement – renewal, rejuvenate, rebuild, and refine.

My frying pan will just get bigger and hold more.

Are you done?

It’s ok, if you are. It is a well-known fact, though, that people who retire, people who let go of purpose or meaning – will lose ground and lose the fire necessary to continue to fight the good fight, live the good life – full of fire, full of drive.

Walk with Purpose

Live on purpose, work with meaning. 

“This is the true joy in life – the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. The being a force of nature, instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die. For the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch I’ve got to hold up for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it to future generations.”  George Bernard Shaw

Hold your splendid torch high…

Your light will burn as long as you fuel it.

**Wait until I tell you about John Vrba. You will be inspired… How could you not be… But that is another story for another time.. Tune in next week, same Bonus Track Time, Same Bonus Track Channel…

by Rayanne Thorn

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