If you’ve ever used the acronym, “e.g.,”—short for the Latin, exempli gratia—it’s interesting to note the literal English translation: “for the sake of example.”
Similarly, we often begin our best stories or explanations with the phrase, “For example….” In doing so, we’re able to illustrate and illuminate our thoughts and more effectively reinforce our arguments.
The same principle should also apply to the way we live our lives. A life that provides a positive example for others is, in many ways, immortal—because it will be followed and cited by generations to come.
Live and lead for the sake of example.