Thinking About Role Models?

Role modeling is like the movies. You know when you’ve seen a good movie when it works for you, not  when a movie critic tells you it’s good. And you know a good role model when what he or she does moves you, inspires you, or motivates you to alter your perception of  what’s possible for you. Following is a collection of thoughts about this slippery thing called role modeling.

  • A role  model  dares you and herself to be different.
  • You don’t name yourself a role model. That’s up to the other person to do.
  • We often don’t recognize our true role models until we have noticed our own personal growth and  progress.
  • My role models have influenced me not to set limits  on what I could do.
  • What she did was pull me aside one day and pointed out to me  that if  I would apply myself a little harder I was capable of getting straight A’s. I didn’t take her advice right then, but it gave me quite a boost and started me to thinking and paying more attention.
  • I was shy and buried in books at that age. When he jumped on me for being lazy I definitely sat up and took notice.
  • I often forget about it, but I have some very young role models. I’ve been influenced by the vitality and passion that some young people have in making their lives and the lives of others better.
  • A role model to me is someone who not only treats me as an equal but is honest, trusting, and most of all open-minded, especially in today’s society.
  • She encourages me to believe I can get to where she is.
  • It is their behavior that people look up to. It is their leadership qualities that others want to see and model. It is the smile that they give to others. It is the look you get. All of that.
  • My role model said to me, “You’re not gonna get anywhere until you prove yourself.”
  • Whether you like it or not, people are looking up to you.

Please share your favorite role modeling examples as “Comments” on this Post.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Larry Ambrose

About Mentoring Moments

Perrrone-Ambrose Associates specializes in assisting organizations of all sizes and missions to provide mentoring to their employees at every level. We accomplish this by creating mentoring systems and training strategies and programs for mentors and their mentees in establishing helping relationships. We started this blog with objective of sharing what we continue to discover about the mentoring process and by providing a clearinghouse for sharing our readers' experiences in the world of mentoring.

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