• Thu. Feb 9th, 2023

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Take Action Now Because Someone is Watching



It is magnificent to take action now because there is someone watching you. It is inevitable in life that we make plans and dream dreams. Our plans and dreams do not take place in a vacuum, there are always others who watch us, who want to see what we are doing. Reputations are made by the actions we take as well as the actions we do not take. When plans are made and dreams are shared, those around  us become part of our plans and our dreams. When we take action now and act on our plans and dreams we succeed and those watching us succeed as well. This success helps them to feel happy about themselves and about us by extension. Similarly, if we fail to take action now to achieve our plans and follow our dreams, those who watch us see us as failures and by extension feel like failures themselves.

We do not live in the world alone and thus must take action now as a way of respecting those who watch us. It is a good thing to be a role model. Being a role model is not merely a source of flattery, it is  an awesome responsibility. Interestingly, those for whom we are role models are not always known to us, often it is the case that we are role models to people we do not know are watching us. Some of these unknown admirers include the following:

  • neighbors
  • supermarket clerks
  • relatives
  • readers
  • co-workers
  • parents our  children’s school bus stop
  • people we respect and admire

The fact that we do not know everyone who is looking at us as role models does not change the fact that we are role models and have an obligation to them to take action now to succeed at our plans and dreams. When we take action now and succeed we show those who watch us that they can succeed. When we encounter problems, difficulties and everything we planned goes wrong and we find a way to take action now again and again, we show those who watch us that they can succeed. Our ability to get up and get things done obligates us to get up take action now and get things done.


In conclusion, it is magnificent to take action now because there is someone watching you. So, the question for you this magnificent day is, what kind of example do you want others to see in you?

38 thoughts on “Take Action Now Because Someone is Watching”
  1. Never thought of things this way. I truly need to change the way i look and approach things. Thank you for inspiring me today.

  2. Its definitely true that people are always watching how you are acting! It’s kind of scary…

  3. Yes, the little eyes are always upon us. We cannot escape them!

  4. This is exactly what I feel. We are all role models to someone, whether we admit it or not.

  5. Wow I never thought about this in this way. I Love it. I know that people do watch didn’t realize how closely. thank you for sharing

  6. With how technology is ruling our world today I think you should always act in a way that someone is watching…because someone just might be putting you on the internet. I always make sure I’m polite to someone even if they’re not polite to me.

  7. This is so true. I try very hard to be aware of who I am not just at home, but also out in public. You never know who is paying attention and what would be learned from it.

  8. You never know which moment wil be the one that changes it all so it’s good to always be moving forward.

  9. This is so true! As a mom, my kids are always watching and learning by what I do AND what I don’t do. It’s always amazing to me to see myself through my kids eyes.

  10. My kids are always watching! This post was spot on!

  11. Great point! I’m especially aware of my daughter’s little eyes, but I don’t usually consider others that I come in contact with.

  12. You raise some good points. If no one else, our kids watch our every decision and base their own on how we performed… great advice.

  13. I realized a long time ago that even when you think no one is paying you a bit of attention, that someone really could be paying attention afterall. I’ve especially learned that at HOME, but it’s true outside of the house too. 🙂

  14. I learned years ago when my son was little — this is so true. They are little sponges and he mimicked everything.

  15. So true…it is amazing what people pay attention to. I try but sometimes I slip 🙁

  16. This is SO true. I usually do TAN when I have someone watching – especially my kids!

  17. Wow, that’s a really great reminder. Thanks for sharing – I feel inspired!

  18. This is so true! My toddler notices so much more than we realize!

  19. I’m definitely working on being the best role model for my son. Kids are sponges and my kid is watching every. single. thing. I do.

  20. So true! You never know who might be watching and who you are influencing.

  21. I always think of my kids as being my biggest admirers. I want to be the best role model for them, because if there parents aren’t “practicing what they preach” why should they have to listen?

  22. I used to coach cheerleading and one of my favorite quotes was the “little eyes are watching”. I always shared it with them.

  23. That’s true. I didn’t think about that. I hope I can teach someone and that I can learn too.

  24. Very true. People are always watching other’s actions. Especially young children.

  25. This is so true Janeane! You never know who you can learn from. Keeps me on my toes too. LOL

  26. I am constantly watching what other people are doing to learn from their successes and mistakes, and I imagine someone may at some point do the same with me. I try to remind myself of this, and it keeps me doing my best!

  27. How timely to read this. Earlier today I was contemplating whether I should cancel something that I do but I got some amazing feedback from some of the kids that I know. Just when I think no one is watching I see that little people are.

  28. How very true! I try to live to the best of my ability. Not only because others are always watching, but I want to also feel good about the choices that I have made in my day to day life.

  29. I love this! I “watch” people all the time and hate it when someone in a role that I feel like should be “look up to” acts wrong. I have to always remind myself of this!

  30. I think everyone is a role model in their own way. It’s true, no matter who we are there is always someone watching us and what we are doing. I try to be a great example for my daughter because I know she watches everything I do and mimics me.

  31. It’s always motivating to see someone you admire meet with success. It does keep you firing on all cylinders!

  32. This is such great advice! A lot of times, parents tell their kids to do one thing, without realizing that their own actions are contradicting those lessons!

  33. I want others to see me as someone that is respectful. Kind, and caring to them. I have three kinds to be a role model for.

  34. That is good advice – we need to set an example for those around us. People learn from us and we need to lead by example.

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