Become a Legend

Summary: Do you know who you want to be, what you’re striving to achieve? A strong Legend will help guide you and shape who you want to be. It will also help you to construct solid goals for the future that will align with who you want to be.

Time needed: 8 minutes

Items needed:

Consider your Legend

1.Take time, meditate even, on the Legendary version of yourself. Who are you? Try not to think about this as an obituary, it’s not. You are and will be a Legend while you’re still alive. My current Legend reads “Beloved father and husband, inventor, innovator, and author of several best sellers”.

Write down your Legend.

2.Go ahead and write it down. A core tenant of the Muryō Method is that nothing is permenent. Write down your the best Legend you can come up with today. Write it in present tense, past tense reads too much like a morbid obituary. Your Legend will a your North Star, your guiding light, all your goals and habits should support your Legend.

Pop up your Muryō Insert.

3.The Muryō Insert is made to pop up like a tent on your desk. Notice that your Legend is now front and center. Start your day by popping up your Muryō Insert and reading your Legend. Focusing on who you want to be will bring you that much closer to being that person.

Iterate monthly.

4.Each Muryō Insert is good for one month. Rewriting your Legend each month reinforces your goals and your behaviors. It is also a natural opportunity to improve and iterate on your Legend. As you grow and change, so will your Legend, and that’s good. Never carve your Legend into stone.


Jesse Friedman
Jesse Friedman

Hi, I’m Jesse the inventor of Muryō. I am a professional innovator, author, and speaker and have used the Muryō Method for years. Muryō made it possible for me to free myself from managing multiple notebooks, apps, and planners, allowing me to focus on my writing, goals and Legend. I brought Muryō to the world in hopes that my success can be your success.