I know this may be hard to believe sometimes but I think that every person is someone’s role-model. You might just be going about your life, minding your own business but what you forget is that someone out there is looking up to you and wants to have what you have and be where you are. And I don’t mean that in a bad way, people don’t envy you, they admire you.
I got to thinking the other day about all the people that I look up to and the majority of them are just people I have in my life. They are not influencers or celebrities and they are not filthy rich or extremely successful. They are normal people that have achieved things in their professional/personal lives and if I may say so myself, they are pretty awesome people. There are honestly sooooo many people I look up to. Everyone has their strong points and they are exactly what I focus in on. I look up to family members, friends, amazing teachers I’ve had in my life and I even look up to people that I know very little.
What I mean by that is, if someone I know (but I am not really friends with) achieves something that I think is significant, then I will look up to them for that specific reason and for that particular aspect of my life. I may not believe everything they believe and I may not agree with everything they stand for, but that’s not the point. I am going to focus on that one thing they achieved, that made them special in my eyes, and I am going to strive to achieve it myself -as always, in my own way-.
You see everbody is so different which means that everyone has something to offer. Every person I look up to is making me strive to be better at a specific aspect of my life. Some people make me want to be a teacher, some inspire me to work on my creative side, others help me become a better partner, a better friend, a better person altogether. And the funniest thing is, these people have absolutely no idea about the huge impact they had and still have in my life. So if I am one person, and I have so many people I look up to, I am sure that one person in your life is looking up to you.
You see, you are not just a person. You are a friend, a sister, a mother, a wife, a girlfriend, a colleague, a woman, a child and SO MUCH MORE. Remember that, and strive to do better every single day. Because I promise you, there is someone out there rooting for you.