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How to be the person you want to be

Role modeling is big for me. There are many people who can talk so well but it means little when it hasn't been tested and put in practice. So when I see an exceptional example in the wild, I tend to gravitate toward that person and learn from him or her. In essence, I will ask myself "What would he or she do?" in many matters I encounter. 

In my case, he was an executive I worked for many many years ago. I am still friends with him long after he retired. If I were to act like him, I know I can do no wrong and so I will pretend I am him in demeanor and attitude. 

Therefore, if there is a person you know personally (I advise against celebrities you don't know because the picture they paint might not be reality), you can do something similar. When you encounter a challenging situation, imagine you are him or her and suddenly you will know what to do.


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