Worthwhile Credo #8
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Worthwhile Credo #8
Be a worthy role model.
While some people seek out the opportunity to be a role model, others don’t want to have anything to do with that responsibility. You may dread being judged or perhaps letting other people down. This is especially true for people who are introverted or have low self-esteem.
The reality is you already are a role model and may not even realize it. Anyone who observes you is going to either form a positive or negative opinion of you. You may not like it or even seek it but it is a reality. Since that’s the case, it only makes sense to do your best to always be viewed as a positive role model. So, what does that entail?
Recognize that wherever you go, somebody’s probably watching your behavior, your actions, the way you speak with people (especially them), and how you handle difficult situations. We live in a time where it’s virtually impossible to go out in public anywhere without being caught on videotape. However, since we already know this, we should conduct our behavior as if we were going to have to watch it be viewed over and over on social media. I challenge you to use this to your advantage.
Make a conscious effort and think before you speak or act. As intrusive as this reality is, it can work in your favor because nothing is more impressive than watching someone rise to the occasion when he or she didn’t know their actions were being recorded. Now, more than ever, people need worthy role models. One of them may as well be you.
Be the change you wish to see in the world- Mahatma Gandhi
This excerpt is taken from my How to Make a Perfect First Impression seminar.I encourage you to order my Get Hired Now! audio program, which includes this lesson in much greater detail.This program is also available at Dave Romeo Online University.