Please think about your legacy, because you’re writing it every day. – Gary Vaynerchuk
So many people think “legacy” is just something to worry about when you’re “old.”
This is unfortunate on two counts:
1) Worrying is just a misuse of one’s imagination. The best thing to do is decide what you want to create and arrange you thoughts, feelings and actions so that it comes into reality.
2) Legacy isn’t something you make once you start to get on in years. It’s like karma . . . you’re, as Gary says above, making it everyday.
Being pro-active about your legacy is good in two important ways: it shows you understand how it actually works and consciously creating it and you get to feel good about your (good) legacy, in advance.