* Don't Do as I Say. Do as I Do!
Meaning, ignore my words. Follow my actions.
I may not be practicing what I'm preaching, but I am doing the right thing.
So I ask/implore to to do it too...
Examples are harder to find, since this sounds counter-intuitive.
But I'll give two justifications of the top of my head.
Actions speak louder than Words... A picture is worth 1000 words. Your brain processes what you SEE me DO, faster than what your HEAR me SAY. So just ignore my words... (not to mention the fact we sometime "stumble for words", right? We sometimes just can't find the right word...)
Lead by example...
Example: Strive to be the best, like your mentor is. (Though your mentor "allows" for being less-than-best)