Many of us have role models in our lives and to most people role models are either athletes or movie stars, but to me a role model is much more. To me a role model is someone who has positively influenced a person’s life, and is not someone who is filled with selfishness and greed. They are people who someone can look up to for advice in a hard situation, and know that they will give those words of wisdom or the right path to take. A role model is someone who we should never feel awkward talking to about our problems. A perfect role model for me is my mother. She is one of the most wonderful human beings I know. My mother’s name is Frances and she is a very smart, caring, wise, ambitious, patient and such a loving person. There are no words that can describe my gratitude towards her, but through this essay I will describe some of her characteristics that makes her my role model.
To begin with, I would like to describe my mom’s ambition. She wakes up every morning with the positive attitude, and a smile on her face even if the day before was terrible for her. My mother is always searching for ways to improve her persona, and live a happier life. I watch my mom go through so much stress with our family, her job, and especially me. No matter what though she is always pushing through it, she drinks a glass of wine here and there to cope with the stress but what I see most is that she always helps others before herself without asking or expecting anything in return. If my mom notices me feeling unhappy she always goes the extra mile to cheer me up or talk with me. My mom’s ambition to succeed in life has allowed her to grow into a wonderful person full of kindness and knowledge. Ambition is a great virtue to have, and that is one reason why my mother is my role model.
My Mother is a very hard working person. She is alway on task with what she has to get done to achieve her main goals. One major thing I admire about my mom is that she first sets her goals and then takes step by step till she succeeds and never gives up no matter the struggle. My mom also encourages me quite a bit to become more organized with my main priorities. One big thing I lack that she definitely helps me with, is figuring out what I have to do first and completing it. For example my mom is constantly texting and reminding me throughout the day with what my deeds are or something important I need to focus on instead of other distractions.
My mom is the most important person in my life and I know that she will be always there for me with help, her love, and her caring heart. She’s a wonderful person, she admires the beauty of life and finding the greater good rather than the bad. My mom shows me on a daily basis and continuously believes that life is what you create it to be. I also know if I have to make any big decisions in my life, I can always ask my mom for advice because she has the wisdom and experience even when I don’t want to admit it. My mother shares the greatest characteristic of a best friend because she will always tell me the truth even if it is not something that I want to hear, but she will tell me with kindness and without any judgment. She will help me approach bad situations in a more positive manner instead of continuing the wrong path. My mother is my role model because she does so much for me; she gives me everything she has just to make my life much easier. I love my mother with every inch and bone in my body. My mother is always there for me and I would do anything for her. If i’m being completely honest I would take a bullet for my mom at any time of any day instantly. She constantly gives me more than I deserve even when I give her a million reasons not to and make it hard on her. No matter how many times I were to let my mom down she will never give up on me or stop loving me. I am so thankful and blessed that she is who she is because I personally would not have gotten through 16 years years of life without my mom to keep me going everyday and finding ways to be more happy with what I have instead of finding and wanting more.
Through the example of her own values my mom has set footprints for me to follow. She has also taught me ever since I was younger to always stay close to God because he is the only one who is always gonna stay by my side at every second and will lead me to a better life if I put my trust in him. Out of all 5 models of leadership my mom represents “Model the Way” and “Challenge the Process.” My mother models the way when she sets the everyday example of waking up to a new day with a more positive attitude than the last. My mom definitely inspires me each and every day to become a better me for myself and nobody else. She also challenges the process because she “never settles for less” My mother knows what she wants and she puts in the effort to receive it. I have struggled with change my whole life and my mom has done everything in her power to help me overcome those fears. For example my parents had separated when I was a kid and I never understood why until I grew older but my mom has always stayed as close to me as possible, making sure I was comfortable and safe. Another example of change that affected me quite a bit happened throughout these last two years in my personal life and I had nobody to help me go through it, but my mom was always there making sure I knew that if I needed to talk to her, she was always available. I always had a hard time opening up about certain situations but eventually my mom helped me overcome this by making me feel like I could trust her more and as I became older I realized my mom isn’t like the rest of theses moms, she’s definitely different and extremely unique!
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