A role model is a person whose behavior, example, or success is or can be emulated by others, especially by younger people. The term “role model” is credited to sociologist Robert K. Merton, who coined the phrase during his career. Merton hypothesized that individuals compare themselves with reference groups of people who occupy the social role to which the individual aspires.

For me, my role models are individuals that I just not only admire and want to become like. But more important, they are individuals whom I aspire to think, feel, and live like they did (do).

Everyday I work to pick up from where they left. I want to deliver what they were not able to achieve.