Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great mentor
– Japanese Proverb
Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen and a push in the right direction. It is a mutuality that requires more than meeting the right teacher; the teacher must meet the right student. The heart of mentoring is getting the most out of life. It isn’t about how much you keep for yourself, but how much you pour into others.
Mentorship is really a great way to build yourself whether you are a mentor or a mentee. A mentor empowers a person to see a possible future, and believes it can be obtained. He/ She is someone who sees more talent and ability within you than you see in yourself and helps bring it out of you. The key to being a good mentor is to help people become more of who they already are – not to make them more like himself. The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.
Mentees should never forget who helped them out while everyone else was making excuses. They should know that a lot of people have gone further than they could because someone else thought they could.
The fact is that anyone who does not have a mentor will live in torments which is characterized with mistakes. In the process of making mistakes, there is possibility of having aches like headache, backache, eye ache, ear ache, body ache and all sorts of aches which requires application of a mentholatum balm. Therefore it could be said that anyone who does not have mentor would end up buying a mentholatum balm. In fact lack of a mentor could make somebody run mental.
What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.