Do we need a role model in our lives? What qualifications should role models have? Having a role model in our lives is very important because they inspire us in making decisions and keeping our spirits up, also, the attitude of a role model influences the people that look up to them. There are different characteristics a role model must possess, for instance, being hard-working, respectful, and creative.
The first role model characteristic is hard-working, where they show their commitment to the desired goal and invest the time and effort to achieve success. They have to be hardworking, because it’s such an essential quality to have when trying to achieve lifelong goals, otherwise they won’t get too much done. For instance, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid, Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, who transformed the desert into a global city of the future in just a few short years, built a successful building like Sheikh Khalifa tower the current world’s tallest skyscraper, and The Dubai mall it is the second-largest mall in the world. Another good example of hard-working is Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan who was the Ruler of the U.A.E, a great leader, respected by rich and poor, and an inspiration to many. He invested in his people and also, constructed housing facilities, schools, health services, the airport, and roads.
The second is to be respectful, in order for a role model to be influential he must show respect for others, being respectful is important when working with people because everybody is different, each one has their own goals and dreams, it’s important to respect that if the role model going to be working or dealing with them. For example, Prophet Muhammad, the last messenger of God, who himself was a very kind and loving person, treated every one, young and old, with kindness and respect. He said, “Verily, it is one of the respects to Allah to honor an old man.” (Islam)
Another example is Bill Gates, a technologist, business leader, Microsoft inventor, and philanthropist. Who urged Donald Trump to respect others and said “Donald Trump should treat people – especially women – with more respect and continue investments in poorer countries for the sake of global security” (Reuters)
The third characteristic is creativity, role model tends to see the bright side in different situations because they are creative in funding the satiation to every problem. For instance, Steve Jobs the co-founder of Apple Computers was a creative and successful billionaire. Jobs always pushed the boundaries of what was possible at Apple computers, and never stopped until his vision was a reality. The world of technology most certainly wouldn’t be the same as it is today if Jobs never came along and founded Apple. Jobs said “I’m as proud of many of the things we haven’t done as the things we have done. Innovation is saying no to a thousand things.” (Griggs)
Also, Zaha Hadid, the “Queen of the Curve”, is well-known for her use of geometric shapes to create dynamic, fluid structures. One of the famous buildings that she designed is The Morpheus Hotel in Macau, Informed by the fluid forms within China’s rich traditions of jade carving, Morpheus’ design combines dramatic public spaces and generous guest rooms with innovative engineering and formal cohesion. (González, Archdaily)
In conclusion, a role model is someone who others aspire to be like, and everyone must have a role model. There are different types of role models in society today, who play great social roles. And these role models have different qualities that influence and help others when they need it, for example, hard work, respect, and creativity.