As for me, I took sometime out in January to fast and soak myself in personal prayer. One of the many lessons I have learned this month is the power of influence. Being a Teacher, I know this truth first hand. We must live our lives not only for ourselves but for others. Somebody is always watching our every move and will soon be demonstrating what we are teaching. So whatever you do, wherever you go, be a Positive Role Model.
“We teach what we know, but we reproduce what we are”. ~John Maxwell
Be worthy of imitation
They say imitation is the greatest compliment, but are your actions worthy of imitation? We are all in some setting of leadership. Whether it be as a parent, boss, or friend we should constantly examine the example we are setting for those around us. Are you being a positive role model? Are you treating others in a dignified way? Be a cheerful and diligent worker, parent, and boss to those around you. Children, especially, are like sponges taking in your every action and word–they naturally want to be just like you. So be mindful of your word and deed, you never know who might be watching and silently learning what you are demonstrating.
You must be careful how you walk and where you go, for there are those following you who will set their feet where yours are set.
– Robert E. Lee, Civil War General