veryone has role models and everyone can be a role model. Teens especially need to surround themselves with good role models. Living life to the fullest takes both support and positive cheerleaders. We all make it to adult life by overcoming learning from obstacles. More importantly, a long the way we need to learn and understand how to become a better person. It is for this reason, we benefit from good role models.
Who are your role models and what have they done for you to support the person you are or are becoming?
I have been blessed with many role models in life. Some of my role models have even been fictitious characters; however, the most reliable role models have been family members , friends and colleagues.
Although there have been many important services that my role models have fulfilled, what I've taken most to heart is the idea that I could achieve and do whatever I want to accomplish. My role models have touched my life and inspired me.
There are several attributes that all role models seem to share in common. Think about how many of the following qualities you have or that you can offer to another.
1. Ability to accept
This is the ability not to place judgement but instead to inspire and support good qualities that are found in all of humanity. My specific role models have been able to accept my weaknesses/silly at the time immaturity, and instead love me for who I am. This type of unconditional support allowed me to evolve into the person that I am today.
2. Ability to find good in people
Role models have the ability to look beyond what they are seeing in the now to empower what they can envision for the future. This attribute is often not self-serving but instead lies in the ability to foster good. Each and everyone of us has the opportunity to embrace good values and morals. Our role models foster this aspiration and guide us into being good and doing good deeds for others.
3. Spirit of Volunteerism
Role models have a way of finding time to give back. After all, they are willing to stick with us through thick and thin. They can be found grounded in community, civic or other types of services that provide opportunities to make a differences. I often find myself in awe of all that my role models are able to accomplish that benefit others.
4. Meet Challenges Head-on
Role models don't run from challenges but instead figure out ways to make things work. When I think about my role models difficult experiences, it is hard to imagine how some of the experiences are overcome or are accepted as truth. Many of my role models are survivors, they have overcome life's challenges and are even stronger because of the experience.
Think about who your role models are and why you've picked them. Next, realize that there are many who are looking up to you as a role model. What is it that you are providing? Respond today and let me know what can be added to the list of attributes.