Be An Inspiration

People spend a lot of time talking about celebrities, and one of the things that they mention a lot is whether or not celebrities have to take on the responsibility of being a role model. The thought is that they have so many people watching them live their lives that they should behave in a way that inspires people to do great things, not bad ones. Our society spends so much time trying to place this duty on the famous that we completely ignore the fact that we are all shouldered with this responsibility. They say that celebrities have people watching them every day. Well who doesn’t? We all interact with people on a regular basis and some of those people are looking at us and letting our actions influence decisions that they make about their own lives.

With that being said, take a moment to think about who might be looking at you and basing some of their decisions on the actions that they’ve seen you take. Your list may include people like a younger sibling, a few of your friends, or maybe some kid from your neighborhood that likes to follow you around. Now that you have those people in mind, what type of influence do you want to have on them? I hope that you want to influence them to do things like be the best version of themselves, follow their dreams, and enjoy life. You could also inspire someone to love and value themselves more or stop spending so much time worrying about what others think of them and just work on being the type of person that they are proud to be. No matter what you decide you want to motivate others to do, the easiest way to inspire someone to do something is to start doing that thing yourself. When people see you pursuing your passions, making positive changes in your life or helping others, it may inspire them to do the same.

There is a popular quote that says, “BE the change you want to see in the world.” It doesn’t say talk about the change or wish TVthings would change. It says BE the change, and being anything requires some action on your part. So work on being the type of person you wish the world was filled with, and do the things that you wish more people would do. Soon you will find that those around you may start commenting on your actions and even implementing some of them in their own life. I also think that you will be surprised by some of the people who are watching you and are inspired by you. Sure, words and speeches are used all the time to try to incite people to do all sorts of things. There are plenty of celebrity reporters and pop culture analysts discussing the merits of having celebrities like Rihanna and Beyonce as role models. While they’re having that discussion and throwing around a bunch of words that aren’t moving people to do anything, you can be using your actions to inspire those around you to follow their dreams because you know that your greatest influence is WHAT YOU DO, NOT WHAT YOU SAY.

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