Hello and welcome to MySelf Builder. Our topic for today is "Be Careful What You Copy."
Have you ever found yourself repeating something that you heard someone else say? It could be a line from a movie, lyrics to a song, or quote from a relative or friend.
Or what about when we behave or react to situations based on how we've seen others respond? An older sibling or cousin likes to fight when they feel disrespected, so then we decide to do the same.
Maybe a group of classmates like to tell jokes, dress a certain way, or start rumors and so we decide to join in, laugh, or dress and behave the same so that we fit in with the crowd.
It's important to consider who or what we're copying, possible consequences, and the reason why we decide to follow certain trends. Our influencers have the ability to impact what we buy, the places we visit, who we spend time with and how we communicate with others. This shapes our destiny and the type of person we become.
I remember being in elementary school, and there was a time when the teacher left the classroom. Most of the class began to drum beats on their desks, get out of their seats and make noise. It turns out that the teacher was still watching and listening. When they returned, all of the students who were playing received more assignments to complete, while those who followed directions were able to go to recess early. I had a good time that day.
Now there are some behaviors, attitudes, and approaches that are okay to follow and be influenced by. Continuing your education, applying to work at a good company, receiving good grades, exercising, eating well and building healthy relationships are a few examples.
If you're into sports, it's fine if you want to play or model yourself after a good athlete. If you want to start your own business, reading books or watching interviews and documentaries about successful entrepreneurs is a great practice. Being influenced by anything that can help you advance, grow, and accomplish new goals in a positive way is worth investing time into.
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