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Like it or Not, People Are Following Your Example

Most people do not realize how much influence they 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 taste a cookie, hate it and pull a face, people might notice this. They will then hesitate to taste that type of cookie, even if they already believe they like it.

As another example, your friends are laughing at an overweight woman, but you don't laugh. In fact, you frown. You don't even say anything. They stop laughing at the woman and may stop making fun of overweight women, because of your example.

Of course, children follow the examples set by their parents, employees follow the examples set by their bosses, and group members follow the examples set by their leaders. Yet examples set by children, employees and group members also have a profound effect.

"There are many people one influences. The influence can be good or it can be bad.

"Others around one cannot help but be influenced by this, no matter what they say.

"The way to happiness requires that one set a good example for others." -- L. Ron Hubbard

What kind of influence do you wish to cause?

Perhaps being clean, kind, patient, hard-working and honest? Respectful, understanding, interested, cheerful and polite? Healthy, persistent, smart, organized and fair? The choice is yours.

Take a minute to write down the type of example you wish to set.

Also write how your good example will affect others.

Try it out! See how setting a good example leads to new happiness and success in your life.

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