In order to get to know who your role model is, you first need to know who you are.
What are your values?
What are the things you respect?
What do you think makes a good person?
Your role model does not have to be based on one person. You can have various role models. Each person has different qualities that make up their personality. Sometimes you can like one thing about someone, and another about another person. Each person has different values and different goals, so it's normal for your friends to have different role models.
As an important reminder, a role model is an inspiration for who you want to be. It does not mean you need to do everything they do exactly. It does not mean you will become that person. It means you will take some life lessons and examples they set and make it into your own.
Here are some tips on how you can choose your role models:
- Share similar interests to you
- Encourage you to pursue your passions and goals
- Provide insight and tips
- Remind you that you're not alone
- Teach you social, professional, and financial skills
- Listen to your opinions and thoughts
Role models are meant to show you how to live with integrity, optimism, hope, determination, and compassion.
As you grow up, your priorities may change, and so may your role model. That's completely fine! You have complete power over who inspires you and who doesn't. Your role model is supposed to fit in with YOU.