Remember This – Someone Is Looking To Your Example To Elevate Who They Are.
Posted: March 07, 2023
What is Modeling and how is it contagious either as a Role model or as a follower of one?
According to “YourDictionary.com”, modeling is the acquisition of a new skill by observing and imitating that behavior being performed by another individual. You are modeling your instructor’s skill in the classes that you attend. They will influence you with their teaching abilities as well. If they praise a lot in class and bring out the best in those around them, by being encouraging, chances are you will also be an encourager when you lead.
Your friends can also influence you. We all have friends that like to “lead” the group’s activities and very often, we let them. Their personality may be more confident than those around them. You will naturally pick up many of their habits, whether they are good or bad. Watching how they talk to their family and friends or the way they talk about school or their work, or even their thoughts about other peers in the group, if you let them be your role model, you will pick up those attitudes.
A Simple Understanding To Improve Your Results
Posted: March 02, 2023
Who are you a Role Model to?
We have already talked about Role Models the past four weeks and everyone gave their ideas on the qualities they expect from their role model and who some of your role models are. Some of the qualities your role models possess include self-confidence, being highly skilled, kind, grateful, self-disciplined. I know all of these values are important to you. Do you possess these qualities yourself… I bet you do.
We are all a role model to someone? In class, you are a role model to all the lower belts beneath you. If you have siblings, you are an influencer to them and other family member no matter the age. In school or your career you are a role model to your peers and those less experienced and to all others. You definitely are a role model to those not in the Martial Arts.
Role Modeling is Worthless Without Doing This
Posted: February 21, 2023
Role Modeling is Worthless Without Doing This
Finding a role model is step number one. Until this happens, there is no efficient forward progress. You must be able to start with someone’s example or you will waste a lifetime trying to figure out answers that already have been answered. A role model enables you to start on their shoulders and then grow from there.
Step number two is you must study the example of your role models. The word, “study” means to embrace learning and invest time in discovery. Studying a role model will increase your confidence, competence, and self-esteem. It will reduce anxiety and help you feel what you are doing is worthwhile.
He didn’t tell me, he showed me!
Posted: February 08, 2023
Talk is talk! Everyone is entitled to an opinion and has the right to speak whatever they would like. Sometimes, it’s funny, entertaining, thought provoking etc. So many ideas floating around at times it is hard to decipher fact from fiction especially when comes to the keys to being your Personal Best, physical mental and spiritual health.
To cut through the clutter, we all need a strategy to help find our way to what will provide the greatest utility to us. A simple rule I have used to help me cut though all the opinions is to ask this question, “Does the person who is sharing their wisdom actively follow their own advice and do they have the results to prove it?”
Talking the talk is easy. We can all sound credible by parroting what has been said by others. When it comes to finding a role model though, my number one is always, does the person “walk the walk.” If he or she does then I know they have the depth of experience to mentor me through the inevitable ups and downs of implementation. If they don’t, I will be left going it alone which is not as good as having someone to guide me.
Children These Day…..
Posted: February 02, 2023
I was speaking to a parent/teacher who works with children every day. She absolutely loves her job the team she works with and the children she teaches.
That being said, she was adamant about the fact that children today seem to lack the resilience of children when she first became an educator some 30 years ago.
What’s the reason for this? While there are a lot of things to point to, I can tell you for sure my daughters never experienced the drudgery of having to go to the heavy leather-bound encyclopedias to find what they were looking for, rather they just went to their BBF Google and entered typed. They never sat for hours trying to figure out homework alone, rather they just Facetime a friend and work on it together. Finally, they never had to walk 5 miles to school without shoes…. Never mind…. neither did I.