Who Is Your Role Model And Why?

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Who Is Your Role Model And WhyWho do you look up to? How has your role model inspired you to become a better person? Share with Lifehack readers!

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My parents are my role model. They have inculcated me with values that will stay with me throughout my life. I admire the talents my parents possess, I also appreciate their hard work and sacrifice for bringing me up. For me they are God on Earth.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has been a powerful role model in my life. He symbolized all those who fought and died for racial and economic equality. He taught me the power of dignity, strength, and courage in the face of daunting challenges. He taught me the power of words and of a love that transcends human strife and division.

At the risk of being cheesy – my husband. Because he’s shown me that I’m perfect just the way I am.

Audrey Hepburn. She was the epitome of style and grace, had a sense of humor and so much compassion for others. Her beauty came straight from the heart.

Without a doubt, my Father is my role model. He came from nothing as an immigrant and showed me that hard work, passion, and trust are the keys to living an honest and respected life. It’s the trust, combined with gratitude, that creates abundance. He also taught me to take risks, where sometimes you lose…and sometimes you win more than you could have ever imagined. Love you Dad.

For me there are many…

Tony Robbins, which inspires me about life and success. I truly would like to model his energy and his mindset to reach my dreams and my goals.

Robin Sharma, I like the way he uses outstanding words such as “this year, walk with giants”, “dream big, start small and act now”, “find your Sistine Chapel”, etc. I loved the way he quoted great people and the way he portrait himself as a success partner.

Donald Trump, I would like to model after his boldness in thinking big. He simply cannot accept being number two and he just want to be the champion in what he did. And Donald Trump just cannot live his life as a millionaire, he will do whatever he can to be a billionaire, which most people don’t even dare to dream about.

I never said that I had a hero, until I ran across a guy on the internet and purchased his books; then I said, this guy is my hero and a role model. His name is Chris Hedges, activist, philosopher, Pulitzer prize writer. He is a genuine person.

I have the ultra cheesy ones (that I would never admit to them face-to-face)… my parents.

They’re not perfect, but they have raised me with the kind of values and attitudes that I hope to continue on into the world. They taught me about the importance of family, the importance of compassion and kindness and working hard and focusing on family and treating people in the best way you can.

I’ve certainly had my fair share of spats and fights and disagreements with my parents but as I grow older, I’ve realised that they are exceptionally good people who are flawed and silly and imperfect and have their shortcomings, but who I am more than proud to call my parents. That’s why they are my role models -because even when they’re not perfect, they keep going and keep trying. And I think that’s admirable.

My mother, widowed at an early age, is my model of self-sufficiency, calm decisiveness and determination in the face of challenges.  A number of friends who made courageous choices in life are models of moving to the beat of their own different drummer.  And believe if or not, the characters Edna Mode and Elasticgirl in Pixar’s The Incredibles, are my models of doing whatever it takes to preserve what’s valuable to you.  No whining, no self-pity, just (yep, there’s those words again) calm decisiveness and determination in the face of challenges.

At my Grandma’s funeral, one of my cousins spoke and said that Grandma told him he was her favorite. He was the favorite grandchild.

I almost jumped out of my seat. That’s what she told ME.

I was her favorite grandchild. So it seems she told all her grandchildren in confidence, each one privately that they were the best, her favorite one.

She had the gift of the most charismatic leader: She made you feel like a million dollars, like you could do and be anything.

Grandma is my hero.

Tomorrow is her Yartzeit, her day of death and I honor her.

It took me a while to figure out who are my role models, but after sometime I came to one oblivious answer. My role models are my parents.

For one core reason, their compassion towards me regardless of the situation. They always bought me everything I wanted, helped me whenever I wanted, cared for me when I was sick, taught me most of what I know, and so on. They have done so many things for me that I’d spend days, even weeks, trying to complete this answer.

But it’s not about what they did, but as to why they did it; that is what amazes me. They have invested over 21 years of their life to take care of me. I’m trying to think as to why? It’s because they put my interest before theirs. I find it extraordinary to continue that sort of compassion and selfishness for over 21 years.

I want to say thank you for giving me the chance to write this answer. It allowed me to compile my thoughts together, and come to a greater understanding of what loving parents I really have.

“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” ~Stevie Wonder

I am inspired by Richard Branson. He has built an empire, and yet he has remained charismatic and philanthropic in the process. Branson has had to deal with ups and downs, and he has turned nearly all of the setbacks in his entrepreneurial career into successes. I respect him for the way he embraces these challenges, and for his unparallelled ability to balance work & leisure to create an immensely enviable lifestyle.