Despite the abundance of excellent role models in America, President Trump certainly makes the list of the top three. He has achieved immeasurable greatness in his lifestyle and accomplished feats that were once believed to be impossible. Despite the negative press and outspoken critics, President Trump earned a solid support base that eventually caused him to win the 2016 election. Even before his run for office, Mr. Trump achieved astronomical success in business and real estate. Because of his hard work and triumphs, the Trump name is now synonymous with high quality, prosperity, and affluence.
Whether one or not one agrees with President Trump’s policies is immaterial to the fact that he is a paragon. The young men and women of America should look up to him because he is an intelligent and knowledgeable leader. One of Mr. Trump’s most famous quotes is: “I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big.” Many people fail to realize that ones method of thinking vastly impacts their level of success. Thoughts become things and the mental expectations that we set for ourselves determine our destinies. President Trump’s encouragement to “think big” is critical for young men and women who wish to succeed because in order to achieve great feats, people must envision them, believe in themselves, and work tirelessly and relentlessly to accomplish them. Success is something that is earned, not given.
Additionally, President Trump’s plethora of successful business ventures should remind young people that they can accomplish anything so long as they are willing to work for it. In 1974, President Trump transformed the failing Grand Hyatt Hotel into a beautiful Manhattan cornerstone. In 1980, his Trump Tower become known as an iconic skyscraper standing on 5th Avenue in New York. In 1995, Mr. Trump purchased 40 Wall Street for $1MM and renovated it for $35MM. The building is now worth $500MM. In 2010, the Trump International Tower Chicago was named as the “best large city hotel in North America.”
Although President Trump started off with more money than most people, he still had to work in order to achieve such notable success in the worlds of business and real estate. President Trump could have been born a billionaire, but had he squandered his fortune, he would not be where he is today. Critics often state that Mr. Trump has only been successful because of his money. What they fail to realize is that Mr. Trump worked for what he has, which is what anyone must do if they crave success and affluence. Being born into wealth will only take you so far. At the end of the day, the amount of work you put in is what shall carry you to the finish line.
Believing in oneself, thinking big, and working hard are acts that will prove invaluable to young men and women. Too often, the subtle notion that success should be penalized or overtaxed is forced upon young people. Instead of demonizing affluence, we should study it, observe the people who attained it, and learn from their methods. Despite ones personal feelings regarding the 45th President, he is an icon, a billionaire in his own right, and the President of the United States of America.