Like it or Not, People Follow Your ExampleSet a good example

You may not realize how much influence you have on others. You might be the newest guy at the lowest-paying job in the worst company, but you still influence people.

For example, if you walk around work with speed and determination, others will notice this and feel more like walking around with speed and determination. You therefore influence your boss and coworkers.

If you taste a cookie in a restaurant and smile, people notice this. They feel a bit more like getting one of those cookies.

If you want people at work to give you more support, start being more supportive yourself. After several days you get more support.

As another example, your friends are laughing at an overweight woman, but you don’t laugh. In fact, you frown. You don’t say anything at all. Within seconds, they stop laughing at the woman, because of your example.

“There are many people one influences. The influence can be good or it can be bad.” “The way to happiness requires that one set a good example for others.” — L. Ron Hubbard

Children follow examples set by their parents, employees follow examples set by their bosses, and group members follow examples set by their leaders. AND examples set by children can influence parents, employee examples can influence bosses, and group members’ examples also have an effect on the entire group.

Set a Good Example

What kind of influence do you wish to cause? How do you want people to behave around you?

Do you like others to be clean, kind, patient, hard-working and honest? Respectful, understanding, interested, cheerful and polite? Healthy, persistent, smart, organized and fair?

If so, simply set a perfect example of these things and watch the results.

Five Action Steps

1. Write down how you want people to behave at your work and at home.

2. Write down how you can set the example for that behavior.

3. Set the example for a week.

4. Notice what happens.

5. Use this tool to create new happiness and success in your life.

Give it a try!

Watch a short video about setting a good example.