Define clearly what you still hope to accomplish in your life and encourage those reading your legacy statement to set their own goals and try to achieve them. If you are leaving unfinished work for someone else to continue, give the person permission to do so, and express your feelings regarding that work.
As you write your personal legacy statement, tell your history. Explain what you originally hoped to achieve in life and how you tried to achieve it. Include information about the mistakes you made along the way. Speculate on whether you would make the same choices if you had another opportunity. Include any moral, ethical or religious principles that guided your choices through the years.
Think about the choices you made when you were younger and express what your hopes and dreams were at that time. List the goals you had as you started your adult life in the areas of work, finance, relationships, physical attainments and spiritual growth. If you are young, list the things you would like to accomplish and what makes you feel fulfilled.