Are you a role model?
Most of us don't think we could possible be a role model for another, yet in truth, we are continually being observed and critiqued, admired or condemned. I recently had my teen-age niece visiting with me for a week. She was continually observing me, my actions and listening to my words. She was filled with curiosity and she looked to me for inspiration, guidance, love and support. As I became more aware of how she was mirroring my ways, and me I realized that I needed to exhibit certain character traits that would contribute to her personal growth and development. For after all, I want her to live her life in a wholesome and solid way as she grows and matures into a beautiful and talented woman. Below are some traits that I was envisioning:
1. Discipline in her life
2. Desire for knowledge and learning
3. Dedication to pursuing her ideals and having the courage to persevere
Observing and paying attention to how others have succeeded in life can be the catalyst that motivates you or those you love.
PRACTICE the 3 "D's" in your life and become a role model to be admired and respected.
It is easy to say that we are all products of our environments and experiences but that doesn't stop us from moving outside the box that we created and society has drawn for us in order to find the right role model who will inspire us to expand our minds and belief's as well as motivate us to reach even higher.
Isn't it time to enrich your life, view different perspectives and make wise decisions based on your knowledge and learning. You can achieve whatever it is that you can perceive. Seek to be a role model to others and at the same time look for someone who can up-lift you and your life.
"I have to tell you, I'm proudest of my life off the court. There will always be great basketball players who bounce that little round b all, but my proudest moments are affecting people's lives, effecting change, being a role model in the community".-- Magic Johnson
"We need to teach the next generation of children from day one that they are responsible for their lives." Elisabeth Kubler-Ross