Por Diego Nascimento

The history of my family is full of many adventures, and one of them involves the immigration of one of my ancestors from Europe to Brazil. Because of these circumstances I, some cousins and uncles can have dual citizenship. Before arriving at the Consulate it was necessary to gather documents that revealed this saga worthy of a film. It is interesting to see how today’s actions can literally influence tomorrow’s outcomes. This is what I want to talk about.

Despite my youth I am close to two decades of professional life, and I have many memories of leaders and co-workers I have and have had.  This journey increasingly reinforces an extremely insightful phrase: people come and go, but institutions stay. Considering this, I ask you:  What have you and I been doing so that their memories of us are memorable, so that we can offer as little regret as possible? You have two options:  Decide that the answer to this question is pointless and stop reading this text, or go on with me to understand the importance of a legacy.

There is no doubt that the Holy Bible offers great leadership teaching, and I make every effort to take advantage of them all. The apostle Paul once decided to write a letter to some people who applied for a position.  In one of the excerpts from the epistle, I Timothy, chapter 3, verse 7 to be exact, one of the requirements for those who wanted the job was recorded:  “He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he does not fall into disrepute.”  That recommendation was made two millennia ago.

At the beginning of this text I talked about family, a true place where legends are made. Beyond the condition of dual nationality, I received something priceless: examples of determination, good testimonies, meekness and self-control.  These will never be found on supermarket shelves because they are passed from father to son. Maybe you will never grace the cover of a magazine. Maybe you will never get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Do not worry about that. If your heritage to those around you is unspoken but able to positively influence people, congratulations! That’s what I’m talking about. Your name is very valuable, and through it a great deal can happen. I earnestly ask you:  Do not waste any time

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