You have heard it said, “hitch your wagon to a star”, if you want to get where you want to go. Aim high. Be in search of those that have done what you want to do. Role models at work are the stars that have aimed high and hit the target. A role model is a person who others look up to and admire. A role model provides inspiration and stirs up motivation in others. Role models send messages about their convictions by what they do and what they say.
A role model is self-assured and happy with themselves. As you nurture a healthy self-esteem, others will look up to you. Hang on to your independence; show you don’t need to follow current trends that don’t fit with your value system. Maintain your balance. Be proud of who you are, but never cocky or arrogant.
Manage Stress Positively
Being human means having to constantly deal with stress and routinely overcome obstacles. A role model sets a good example on how to handle pressure. Become a pro at handling stress and managing yourself when the pressure heats up. When you mess up, be quick to forgive and make note of lessons learned and what you would do differently next time.
A revered role model is honest and works at refraining from exaggeration. Treasure your integrity and do the right thing even if no one is looking. Trust in the boomerang theory – what goes around comes around.
Deliver on promises and stay the course even when overwhelmed and you want to give up. Perseverance is a key character trait. Role models have a track record. They have mastered the art of working hard while working smart for something worthwhile. Become that someone that inspires dreams and determination of reaching goals in others. Show others the way to get where they want to go.
Respect for Others
How you treat others says it all about who you are. Kindness and courtesy are key ingredients to showing and receiving respect. True models embrace accountability and responsibility and never take credit for ideas or solutions that belong to someone else.
Find a role model and become one. Pass it forward.