Role Models are people we look up to in one way or the other and a lot of times aspire to become because of the admiration we have for them. Here are some of our key guidelines regarding Role Models a girl needs to know:
This is very important in evaluating ourselves because this guides us towards choosing the right role model for us and since we tend to mimic the people we look up to; we need to remind ourselves why we look up to them. If the reasons are based on extrinsic qualities e.g. beauty, fame e.t.c then you might be looking misunderstanding the concept of a role model. It is what is inside her i.e. her drive, passion, and kindness that should inspire you.
Learn and find out more about your role model, i.e. their journey to becoming who they are, how they got there and what they have to say about that journey. Instead of just looking at where they are, we need to try and get to know how they got there. the more we learn about our role models, the realer they become and the more positively they can have influence on us. For example, Anna Wintour is a role model to a lot of fashion writers; one can say success was handed to her but that isn’t true; she had to fight her way to the top and this can be encouraging to struggling writers. The web is a good source to learn about our role models.
The more the merrier this means you are allowed to have more than one role model. That way, you pick a lot of helpful and effective techniques towards reaching OUR OWN GOALS. Yes, we should not get carried away by others’ dreams but instead focus on ours and having more than one role model can help us with focusing on ourselves. Always being your own person.