- Congratulations, all that hard work has paid off for you
- Wow, after all that work, this little thing is all you have to show
What many people do not realize is that they are a role model to both groups of people.
Often people who are happy for your successes view you as a role model. If not a role model for themselves, as a role model for others. People who are genuinely happy when you do well share tales of your successes with family and friends. These are people who smile when your name is mentioned and come to you for advice and opinion. It is very easy to recognize you are a role model for these people and to mold your behavior into something that is worthy of their admiration.What is harder to see and believe is the fact people who belittle your accomplishments and do not celebrate your successes also see you as a role model, because sometimes they just don't realize it. Often expressions of displeasure, unfair negative reaction and lack of enthusiasm mask jealousy and desire to copy. There are some people who are so displeased and so dissatisfied with their own lives, they find it impossible to compliment or be happy for the successes of others. At the same time however, these people are in desperate need of guidance and advice. But since they are miserable, they find it impossible to find someone to give them advice and assistance and no one offers it to them.Now you realize there are always people watching you, how does it impact your decision on whether or not to take action now? Does knowing you are a role model for others make you more or less likely to take action now? How do you think it would affect your life if each time you started or were supposed to start a major project you had a group of people watching you, waiting to learn from you, depending on you to model the correct behavior? Would you continue to do things just as you have always done them? Or would you things a little more carefully, plan things out a little better and make sure that you did things as they should be done?
- Photo Credit: Janeane Davis, Magnificent Monday, Take Action Now Role Model
If you are like most people, when you realize that someone is watching you, copying your moves, looking to you as a role model you will organize your schedule so that it is most efficient. Role models always carry themselves with pride, honor and self-respect. So, the question for you this magnificent day is now that you realize you are a role model, how are you going to use that knowledge to take action now?'