Be A Role Model

Silhouette of a role model leading people after him

Confidence And Leadership

Being a role model can be quite painful at times. It is not easy to strive for perfection on a daily basis. It requires consistency and determination which are difficult to uphold; especially when experiencing stress, pain and worry. But the first step is to change your mindset and strive for being a role model.

You must be able to demonstrate confidence and leadership. Confidence is a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities. People are attracted to confidence; it spills over into the category of leadership. Leadership is the action of leading a group of people or an organization.

Being a leader requires trust; who is going to listen to you if your words and actions are deceitful? Being trustworthy requires earning the confidence of those around you. You must be able to tell and show people that you stand by honest principles which they can respect and adopt into their lives.

Excellent communication is key to being a role model. You must be able to speak fluently, make great eye contact, be easily understandable and pick your words wisely and effectively; having a versatile vocabulary can help a lot. Your delivery must also be attractive: an understandable and easily relatable rate, rhythm and tone are a must.

Being respectful of others is a given. Even if annoying people surround you on a daily basis, you must brush them off and continue to demonstrate a respectful attitude towards them; their insecurities should not affect your position as a role model. And do not forget to respect yourself; the process always starts within.

Be humble and willing to admit mistakes. Nobody wants to be around someone who blames others for his or her mistakes. Admitting mistakes demonstrates confidence, courage, responsibility, honesty and a drive to learn more! Go about it by being humble and you become very close to capturing the hearts of those around you.

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)

Be Tender-Hearted Towards Each Other

Two people being tender-hearted and forming a heart shape with their hands

Your Words Matter

You will always meet people who radiate anger from their heart; it flows through their bloodstream like a poisonous venom. But do not take it personally. You do not have to like these people but be mindful that they may have experienced trauma in their life, and this is the only way they know how to deal with the pain.

Your role is not to repeat the same behavior; the eye for an eye mentality is not fruitful and will not bring you peace and harmony. In fact, an eye for an eye mentality will only attract karma into your life. Keep your cool when cruel people are stinging you and brush it off; you are the good guy at the end of the day!

Learning how to be tender-hearted might be a challenge for some of us! But everyone can learn it if they want to; it takes a genuine and honest approach with yourself to be kind and loving towards yourself and others.

The DSM Ready Movement needs as many tender-hearted members as possible! We need to come together and support one another during our roughest times, collectively share our experiences and pain and grow from our mistakes. Through our tender-hearted actions, others will emulate our behavior and this is how we will turn this world into a better place.

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)

Don’t Forget To Stay Humble

Humble woman holding sliced watermelon

Become Society’s Role Model

Reminding ourselves to stay humble in a society that breeds competition, dominance and a race to the top can be a challenge if not practiced daily. Being humble will make you feel good about yourself, attract more positive people into your life and will allow you to demonstrate to others that being humble is awesome!

The benefits of being humble:

  • You will be able to better cope with anxiety
  • You will become a better leader and more people will like you
  • You will develop a higher self-control and a better work performance
  • You will become more tolerant of others and less defensive about your own beliefs
  • You will achieve higher grades
  • You will be more helpful with others and develop stronger relationships
  • You will become more generous

Do not let society mold you into a person you are not. It is okay to be competitive and strive for success, but do it fashionably, by staying humble and becoming a role model for others. People will replicate your behavior if you demonstrate a kind and humble persona and this is what will help society become a better place. We need as many humble people in The DSM Ready Movement as possible.

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)