Think of the last time you were really excited to do something, anything. Remember how it felt…to be so passionate? That passion really drives your desire to work towards your goals. Have you noticed that the more passion you have about what you want to accomplish, the more drive you have to work harder?
One way to keep this passion alive is to choose passionate role models. It’s easy to let someone become a role model when they have something you would also like to possess. Attitudes are contagious, so it makes sense to find an idol who has passion. Here are a few tips to help you choose someone who’s a shining example of using their passion to accomplish their goals.
Look for a hard worker
First, did this potential-role-model have to work for their skill or achievement? Some people are just lucky and great things fall into their laps. Let’s not fall into wishful thinking and hope the same will happen to you. Instead, find an individual who worked hard for their talent. Focus on their dedication to put in the work necessary to get what they wanted, whether short or long term.
Pick the right personality
Second, when you think of this person, does their energy recharge your passion? Be picky about this – certain personalitlies rev you up more than others. Also, take the time to really search out someone who fuels your drive, and you won’t be sorry. We all know how hard it can be to turn off a movie once we have settled in on the couch, or how easy it is to pull the covers back over our heads, and shut out all the work standing between us and our goals.
Keep your role models current
And lastly, update your role models. Often times we outgrow or even surpass role models. Keep yourself challenged and focused on goals by having your idols match your current dreams and wishes, and watch yourself build up your list of accomplishments.