Model people that insipre you.
We all need role models. Since an early age we have roll models in our life. Be it a parent, a school teacher, a sports teacher or whoever, as we grow up we find people in our lives that inspire us, inspire us to learn from them and to ultimately be a better version of ourselves.
In his bestselling book, Resilience, Navy Seal Eric Grietens writes about the need for models:
Shaping our character is one of the most important things that we can do in life. It’s hard, but it’s not complicated. We become what we do if we do it often enough. We act with courage, and we become courageous. We act with compassion, and we become compassionate. If we make resilient choices, we become resilient. To do this really well requires that we have good models… you need a model in your life at any age.
This is why it is so important that we take time to truly think what we want... Is there something you want to achieve that you haven't allowed to come on to your radar through fear of failure, or maybe you just are so busy in your head that you haven't even stopped for long enough to give it enough thought.
So if you don't know what it is you want then how will you recognize it when it shows up.
This Quiz is a great one to do just to get you thinking about things. Try it out.
Once you know what you want surround yourself with people that have it, they have the attitude, the posture, the drive even the know how, and to start with, model yourself on them.
Now go and have an awesome day.