"People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built." — Eleanor Roosevelt
What character are you miroring?
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When I was a teenager I worked at a supermarket.
One day the building caught on fire and everyone was swiftly evacuated.
As I was leaving the building, I noticed one of my coworkers calmly going to all of the restrooms, ensuring that everyone was able to get out safely.
Seeing this, I thought to myself: "That's how I want to respond to this kind of situation. That's the kind of person that I want to be."
That day I made the commitment that the next time I found myself in a similar situation, I would borrow this piece of my co-worker's character and incorporate it as part of my own.
Interestingly, I didn't have to wait too long. It was about a year later that the store once again caught on fire. By this time, that co-worker wasn't working there anymore, but his positive influence carried on through me. Instead of simply leaving the building, I went to all of the bathrooms to ensure everyone was out safely.
Inspired by a positive role model, I was able to borrow a virtuous characteristic and make it my own. And who knows? Maybe someday it will save a life.
1. Who do you look up to?
2. Identify their traits that you admire.
3. Commit to mirroring that same same virtue in your own way.
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Jonas Cain is a Positivity Consultant, Learning Experience Designer, and Facilitator of Fascination for Hashtag Positivity, a social entrepreneurship helping emerging leaders and their influencers stay alive, smile, and thrive through the development of social emotional skills.