Today, I was listening to a webinar http://www.movementofchange.com/video3.html and there was a short video clip to this exact same question. I transcribed the words on the video as below:
Will you have earned the respect of your peers and the admiration of your critics?
Will you have acted humbly at the peak of success, and graceful in the face of defeat?
Will you have kept your childlike wonder, and reveled in the beauty of the world and the small miracles that each day brought?
Will you be remembered for how often you laughed and brought smiles to the hearts of others?
Will small children and the elderly have been overjoyed to be around you?
Will others have trusted you with their innermost secrets?
Will you have forgiven and offered heartfelt apology?
Will you have looked for the very best and done your utmost to build worth in others?
Will you have fed a hungry child, or clothed a naked man, or given hope to a stranger in dire need?
Will you have left this world a better place by the life you have lived?
These questions are fabulous and I think they will make it easier to write. So what will be your legacy?