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What Will You Be Remembered For?

What Will You Be Remembered For?

There’s nothing like a funeral to remind you about your own mortality and what’s really important in life. At 2pm today I will showing my support for a lady that lived her life, not for herself, but for others. She was an amazing person who showered those around her with love and compassion even though she herself was in great physical pain.

It’s so easy to get so caught in being busy that before you know it the years have slipped away and you stand at the precipice of the afterlife. When that moment finally comes, you can’t take all those toys and trappings that you’ve worked so hard for with you….they all just fall to the wayside.

What we can do is decide how we will be remembered. A great partner? Fantastic father? A person of great ethics and moral fortitude? Although we cannot influence the afterlife we can have a dramatic impact on those we are leaving behind. How will they remember you?

I don’t know anyone that wants to leave a legacy such as, “He made lots of money or has 50 house investments.” Although those nothing wrong with those pursuits most people would rather be remembered for who they are, not just what they have accomplished.

Domain owners tend to spend an inordinate amount of time alone, staring at their computer screen and some have even drifted off into the next life without many people really knowing about it. I love domaining but I don’t want to be remembered for the fact that I owned gx.com.au or some three letter .com. I want to be remembered by colleagues and online friends for who I am.

I aspire to be like the lady whose funeral I will be going to today. While in hospital, she would spend time encouraging doctors, nurses and other patients who may have been going through tough time in their lives. She had a tremendous faith in God that she would be looked after in this life and the next. Whether you believe in a God or not, you have to admire and respect people who have such unshakable belief. They are an inspiration for us all to remember that people and our relationships are what’s really important.

So in this Saturday Musings of reflection…..what do you want to be remembered for?

Have a great weekend.

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Michael Gilmour has been in business for over 32 years and has both a BSC in Electronics and Computer Science and an MBA. He was the former vice-chairman of the Internet Industry Association in Australia and is in demand as a speaker at Internet conferences the world over. He has also recently published his first science fiction book, Battleframe.

Michael is passionate about working with online entrepreneurs to help them navigate their new ventures around the many pitfalls that all businesses face. Due to demands on his time, Michael may be contacted by clicking here for limited consulting assignments.

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Rawgi on Thursday, 10 December 2015 02:24
What will you be remembered for

Another great topic as usual from you , Michael. I will remember you as the really nice guy I met while playing a shooting game. I never would have thought I would be visiting your site and complementing you on being a really inspirational person for me and I hope others. I like to think of myself as the guy who tries to help everyone if he can. I figure I had the ability to learn almost anything for a reason and I have tried to use that to help people. What good is having all that knowledge and just keeping it to yourself? I have always wondered what my purpose is in this lifetime, what I was supposed to be doing, but I don't think any of us knows for sure. So I just treat everyone right , try to do the right thing always, and pass it forward. I had the opportunity to help a female friend that has a couple of great kids with getting and fixing some bicycles for those kids to ride as mom couldn't afford to get them one herself. When I delivered those bikes, the smile on those kids faces was worth all the money in the world. That is what its all about, at least to me. It didn't cost much and I am good with things like that being a Maintenance Tech, Sheetmetal Worker, Bicycle Mechanic, and a lot of other things. I was able to give something and get a smile for it. Money does not bring happiness, not really, its what comes from the heart that has much value. I have college, trades, experience doing many things , one of these days I will figure out what I want to be. Right now I am happy with me and hope I will be remembered as the guy that helped many people and got to meet Michael Gilmore quite a nice person.

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Another great topic as usual from you , Michael. I will remember you as the really nice guy I met while playing a shooting game. I never would have thought I would be visiting your site and complementing you on being a really inspirational person for me and I hope others. I like to think of myself as the guy who tries to help everyone if he can. I figure I had the ability to learn almost anything for a reason and I have tried to use that to help people. What good is having all that knowledge and just keeping it to yourself? I have always wondered what my purpose is in this lifetime, what I was supposed to be doing, but I don't think any of us knows for sure. So I just treat everyone right , try to do the right thing always, and pass it forward. I had the opportunity to help a female friend that has a couple of great kids with getting and fixing some bicycles for those kids to ride as mom couldn't afford to get them one herself. When I delivered those bikes, the smile on those kids faces was worth all the money in the world. That is what its all about, at least to me. It didn't cost much and I am good with things like that being a Maintenance Tech, Sheetmetal Worker, Bicycle Mechanic, and a lot of other things. I was able to give something and get a smile for it. Money does not bring happiness, not really, its what comes from the heart that has much value. I have college, trades, experience doing many things , one of these days I will figure out what I want to be. Right now I am happy with me and hope I will be remembered as the guy that helped many people and got to meet Michael Gilmore quite a nice person.
Rawgi on Friday, 11 December 2015 14:09
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Michael I have something I would like to send you but did not see a place to send attachments. Is that possible, it is a really nice letter my best friend wrote her Mother just before her mom passed last year and I thought you might find it a nice read only 1 page.

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Michael I have something I would like to send you but did not see a place to send attachments. Is that possible, it is a really nice letter my best friend wrote her Mother just before her mom passed last year and I thought you might find it a nice read only 1 page.