HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMBERED.

About a hundred years ago, a man looked at the morning newspaper and to his surprise and horror, read his name in the obituary column. The newspaper had reported the death of the wrong person by mistake.

His first response was shock. Am I here or there? When he regained his composure, his second thought was to find out what people had said about him. The obituary read, “Dynamite King Dies.” And also “He was the merchant of death.”

This man was the inventor of dynamite and when he read the words “merchant of death,” he asked himself a question, “Is this how I am going to be remembered?” He got in touch with his feelings and decided that this was not the way he wanted to be remembered.

From that day on, he started working toward peace. His name was Alfred Nobel and he is remembered today by the great Nobel Prize.

Just as Alfred Nobel got in touch with his feelings and redefined his values, we should step back and do the same. Most times, some people behave like they would never leave the particular position they are, and they start misbehaving and steeping other people toes thereby making them look inferior.

Have this article spoken to you; why not ask yourself the following questions.

1. What if you are to leave the particular place or position where you are now, what legacy would you be leaving?

2. How would you like to be remembered?

3. Would you be spoken well of?
Would you be remembered with love and respect?

4. Would you be missed?

If the answers to these questions are taking time to come, and maybe if they are all negative answers, then you have to sit down and have a rethink like Alfred Nobel.

Olabodu Abosede.

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