If you don’t have a mentor right now, you might think about searching for one. Why? Because chances are, if you find someone who is a good fit for your personality and lifestyle, you will be able to live your life with more confidence and the reassurance that you are headed in the right direction toward fulfilling your life goals.
What is my definition of a suitable mentor?
A mentor is generally someone who:
- Has a higher understanding or knowledge than you do either in life experiences, in a certain area of expertise, or both
- Shares your values and expectations
- You admire
- You feel comfortable with to share your inner-most feelings
If you find someone who fits this description and this person is willing to spend the time with you either as a friend or as an advisor, consider yourself very lucky.
Why do we need mentors in our lives? As all of us go through the process of “living life,” many obstacles and challenges undoubtedly come our way. These distractions make it almost impossible for us to clearly make our way and remain on course toward achieving our dreams. As a result, the BIG PICTURE is often lost in the process. As you know, it is easy to get an opinion from someone, but it is difficult to decipher the good advice from the bad advice when it is offered to you. Read more