Becoming a Role Model

Who are your role models?

Role models are found in all walks of life. We all have them. 

  • Someone you look to as a good example.
  • Someone you turn to for advice. 
  • Someone who inspires you. 
  • Someone you want to emulate.

Positive role models influence our actions and motivate us to achieve our true potential. 

Effective leaders and high-achievers have one thing in common—they all have positive role models who they strive to emulate in some way. 

Consider the individuals who taught you something (past or present).  Do you have a parent, aunt/uncle, grandparent, sister/brother, friend, or co-worker who made a profound impact on your life? 

  • What qualities or habits do they possess? 
  • What did you learn from them? 
  • What do you admire most about them?

Who sees you as a role model?

Consciously or unconsciously, we are all role modeling behavior to others. Who views you as a positive role model? Consider a sibling, nephew or niece, neighbor or friend—someone who looks up to you.  

  • What qualities or habits do they admire about you?
  • What have you taught them? 
  • What responsibility do you feel towards them?

When we raise our awareness to the attributes we connect with and admire in others, as well as those that others admire in us, we gain clarity on the attributes and habits that will ultimately define the person we want to become and the legacy we leave behind.  

Want more on this topic? Tune into this week’s episode of the Getting Results podcast: Creating Your Legacy