Role models are those who we aspire to be. They could be anybody, ranging from our parents to someone at school or someone at work. That’s right, role models are not just for children; in fact, adults need guidance frequently on their path to success, and their role models can be just the ones to show them the right way. Here’s how that can be possible:
If you identify someone whom you admire in your workplace, who, according to you, is successful, try to communicate with them more often. While you are building your rapport, ask them questions that you can use to help and improve yourself. Your questions could be related to:
- Their Experience- Everybody has had ups and down in their career. Learning how your role models faced their challenges that are similar to yours, can help you deal with your current challenges. You can discuss about different situations in which they were confronted with a problem and how they had solved it.
- Their Journey- Along with their experience, it’ll also be helpful to know if they had any failures on their way to success. If yes, how did they overcome them and how they managed to improve themselves. Not everybody willingly shares their failures, but a good mentor will help you out if you are in a struggling zone.
- Their Role Models- Just like you admire someone, every person learns a lot from somebody they look up to. Find out who have been the people that motivate them. This will help you understand what qualities you must look for in a positive and successful person. This way, you can also try to inculcate those traits if it will help you reach your goals.
- Their Goals- The most important thing that you should remember is that a successful person never stops learning. Therefore, ask your role models what their current goals are, and how they are planning to prepare themselves to achieve them. Take advice from the way they adapt themselves and be steadfast in trying to achieve your own goals.
Self- improvement is a very important part on the road to success and it should be a never- ending process. If certain people inspire you to harness the best version of yourself, use that power to motivate yourself and go after what you want.