When we were kids, almost everyone always asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up. Back then, we never really thought about it that much. Sure, it’s important to know what you want to do and how you plan on achieving it, but it’s also important to have a person who can show you the way. A person whose values and actions you can emulate. That’s what a role model is. They act as a guide and they are also someone you look up to. It’s never too late to have a role model! Here’s why everyone should have someone they look up to.

1. You get to learn the characteristics required to be successful.

The term success usually varies from person to person. Everyone has their own idea of what success means to them. If someone becomes your role model, it means that they have done something to be successful in your eyes. Whatever it is, big or small, you look up the valuable qualities you can learn from them. It’s something that just comes naturally. You learn how to deal with circumstances and also discipline.

2. You learn how to overcome obstacles.

At some point or the other, we all have to overcome an adverse situation. Every big name and almost every successful person has had to overcome a large obstacle in order to reach the place they are in. Understanding how your role model overcame their challenges and hurdles help you prepare to deal with future drawbacks. Thier journey is something you can closely observe.

3. They act as a source of inspiration.

One of the major advantages of having someone as a role model is that they act as a constant source of inspiration. They motivate you to get work done and also show you why it’s important to always be inspired. They show you why hard work and the right headspace is a good road to take in order to become successful. Looking up to someone who is always making an impact or a change in someone’s life instils that thought in your head too.

4. You get to learn from their mistakes.

It’s important to remember that nobody is perfect. Not even the person you look up to the most. That being said, when you have a role model that fumbles or makes mistakes, you get an opportunity to learn from it. It also acts as a wake-up call that tells you why it’s okay to make mistakes and fall. The point is to learn from the mistakes and react differently in the future.

5. You get to become the best version of yourself.

The most important part of having a role model is so that you can become the best version of yourself. Sure you look up to another person, but the things you learn from them also helps define what you are and become. What you do with everything you learn from them is up to you. You are your own person and a role model just gives you someone to emulate and guidelines to follow. Learn from them and improve your own characteristics and hope to become someone else’s role model.

What is the one thing you learnt from your role model? Let us know in the comments below.

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