Updated: Aug 11, 2021
This LIFE is a PROJECT and we are the INTERNS who exist in different time zones, geographic areas whilst living on a rock. During the lifetime of this project, we are tasked with different problems arriving at a different timeline. Granted, every obstacle we face initially, challenges us on different levels, and so we constantly yearn for improvement and update in our skill set. One thing that many of us do is look for A ROLE MODEL.
A Role Model is someone who we look up to; they have gone through the problems that we currently face. They are the problem solvers with high precision and creative mindset. They thrive on changes and overcome difficult situations with ease. They are an example to us to live this project successfully because they have done so and not quit.
The need for a Role Model arises out of choice and not compulsion. A choice that do we need a helping hand; A choice about guiding us to the path of successful implementation to overcome a difficult situation.
It's like a user manual and if we follow their steps, we get through the problem solving while achieving the result easily.
While, most look out for role models in their professional life, some look out for role models for their personal life, reasons can be many. Some of them being:
1) Handling their relations with immediate family member.
2) Developing a certain trait in their personality best suited to them.
3) Managing a professional as well as personal life with just the right balance (one of the biggest problems of the modern world.).
4) Overcoming family traditions and breaking barriers.
5) For self improvement in their field,
Role Models change from time to time also, it's about finding a new thought pattern and breaking the monotony of our mundane existence. It’s something that we never would have done or followed before because at time particular time in our project we did not believe in that particular idea. It was only after a certain time gap and facing different situations that we get to understand the real reason about a certain thought process which was offered to us initially, which we outright rejected.
We stumble, we face hardships but so do others …. in their own speed. A good idea would be to start looking at people who have been there and done that gracefully. They may be in your family circle, friend circle or professional network, heck even someone you read about in news or media. It's about finding that connect with their process and following it with your creativity to solve a problem to the "T".
So, go FIND!!
Find your mentor whose opinion matters to you.
Find your guide whom you would listen to.
Find your Reference point for you to take notes of their action that led them to success at that point in time.
Find that answer that is most widely accepted solution to the problem.
Everyone needs help at some point in their lives; it would a better idea to find someone whose actions you can rely onto. Trust me; it would save a lot of time dwelling over the solution and not finding the perfect answer to a ridiculous question.