One of my best friends in the speaking business is the wildly-successful author and speaker Mark Sanborn. Mark is the author of two great books. Please click here to learn more about them.
Awhile back Mark sent me this poem that he wrote and I liked it so much that I wanted to share it with you.
The Marks We Leave
As time goes on and we reflect
On the things we’ve said and done;
The places we’ve been, the people we’ve met
And we think of all the fun.
We realize the marks we leave in life
Aren’t made of stone or steel
But rather of the lives we’ve touched
And how we make folks feel.
For people are far more valuable
Than achievements great and high,
Than cars or planes or space shuttles
Or buildings reaching to the sky.
You and I can leave our mark in life
By doing all we can
To serve and praise and uplift
The lives of children, women and men.
Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE
I think Mark captures the essence of success well and I hope his words make you think today.