Mentors are people you look up to simply because they are treading on your future path…You admire them and wish to be like them or better than them. Truth is whether you like it or not you are mentoring someone knowingly or unknowingly; so i hope you are a good mentor…
Growing up, i had a number of persons i looked up to and prayed to meet one day but i have met only a few in person, followed steadfastly the ones i can till date and some i never met simply because life happened to them so i find myself following the legacies they left behind. However, this post is to remind us of the young ones who are coming behind us, what legacy are you leaving for them? Have you been a good mentor?
Mentors are leaders in their sphere of influence.They ensure to keep doing something good until someone takes over from them. They are important because someone needs to know another’s got their back and make you understand how important you are.
Mentors look at enabling a long term growth and stability in order to be the leverage for others. It involves a lot of planning, listening and working on self development. we sometimes don’t have the strength to get up but we do it for the future.
There are certain traits a mentor is supposed to possess but dwelling on listening skills is basic. To be able to mentor a person, there should be something to look up to in your life and the mentee needs to be on a certain level of friendship to give you room to mentor.
A great mentor is supposed to tell,explain,demonstrate and inspire. its not what we give but what we share, a gift without the giver is bare and that’s what is happening in our society today.
Lots of persons are hoarding their knowledge or don’t know how to pass on the gift so we have a lot of wanderers, searching for mentors.
Mentors are scarce because the ones who are willing to work and are living exemplary lives are all big shots and reaching out to them could cost you.
I believe everyone is a mentor, depending on how you see yourself and your growth level. Mentoring depends a lot on what the mentee wants out of life; Remember, its not enough to just show up, you have to have a plan.
There are mentors everywhere cause a lot of people are doing bits, we need to ask ourselves what we want and are projecting: 30 years from now, it won’t matter what shoes you wore,what your hair looked like but its what you’ve learned, how well you used it and passed it on that’ll matter.
This is so true!!!
I am a product of someone who is no longer in existence, in the person of Pastor Mrs Bimbo Odukoya[late].
That woman shaped me in so many great ways. I was inspired by her works. I am eternally grateful to God that she found her path, because through her, i found mine.
I am very sure she was also inspired by a great mentor…
I made a post on facebook sometime last year and here it goes ” IF I PICK UP TEN RANDOM KIDS TODAY AND HELP THEM BECOME BETTER, THOSE TEN KIDS TODAY, WILL LOOK FOR ANOTHER TEN TOMORROW, THAT TEN WOULD LOOK FOR ANOTHER TEN, THAT TEN, WOULD LOOK FOR ANOTHER TEN AND MY ONE OF MY KIDS MIGHT BE ONE OF THEM…” Tables turn you know. All we are doing is securing the future of those coming after us.