The word impossible can almost always be replaced with – “would be doable for the right amount of money”. For example, a statement like; “Building a replica of the Sphinx in my living room is impossible” would become “Building a replica of the Sphinx in my living room is doable for the right amount of money”.
Money makes things happen. People that have money get things done. Crazy people with money can get crazy things done. Bad people with money get bad things done. You can probably see where this is going.
Money makes he world go ‘round. We all know this, and have been trained since birth that we should all strive to attain wealth. But what is wealth without purpose? Is there a greater meaning to our lives than the ability to spend without regret, or to own what others only dream of having?
A wise person told me recently that we should live our lives with an awareness of what we want to be remembered for, because when all is said and done, your legacy is what is important.
Never being a person that saw myself as wealthy, I have always thought of ways I could make myself useful. I did some things here and there, but didn’t get any real traction until I started organizing food and clothing drives as a manager with O’Hare-Midway Limousine Service. I worked independently at first, but then partnered with The Chris Zorich Foundation for a year. From there, I formed our long standing partnership with The Walter and Connie Payton Foundation, and recently started a relationship with The Wood Family Foundation and Bare Necessities. These great organizations are doing tremendous things for kids (and WCPF has added homeless veterans to their cause) and all of us at OML are honored to be a part of what they do. As a company, we are all proud to be helping in any way we can, from driving disabled vets to volunteering to help at fundraising events.
A hundred years from now, our names will likely be forgotten. However, if we can make a positive difference in the life of one person, that could be the one person that cures cancer, or stops world hunger, or answers the question; “Why are we here?”
That should be our goal…THAT should be our legacy. And it’s entirely possible.
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