Concerned about making the wrong career move, and having no one by your side to help you? Don’t worry, a mentor can be your saving grace. A mentor is someone who helps you glide your way to success, while reducing the probability of committing mistakes as they have tasted the burn themselves.
The Mentor and a Mentee relationship is not a new concept, it has existed since the dawn of time. Who hasn’t heard of Krishna & Arjun’s relationship? Had Krishna not guided Arjun, the Indian epic Mahabharata might not have the seen the same cessation as we know of it now.
Mentors are invaluable for many reasons; they are your “go to person”. Mentor is a life guard, who saves you from drowning. They inspire you, provide you knowledge, motivate you and touch you in a way no one else can.
So here are the reasons why you should have a mentor!
- A Mentor Can Cut Your Losses
What sets humans apart from others is that we can think, dream and plan our future. Often while making important career and life decisions, we tend to think we can do it all by ourselves. We rely on ourselves; we make mistakes and then learn from those mistakes. But in this day and age, sometime even a slight mistake could cost us big. Hence a Mentor provides a solid foundation which will help you make your big dreams come true while minimizing the risk involved.
- A Mentor Has Been There, Done That
One of the richest men in the world, “Bill Gates” was also mentored by Dr. Ed Roberts. Surprised much? A mentor can do much more than what your parents at home and teachers at school can do for you. A Mentor has seen it all, and is able to predict the outcome before making the move. A good mentor always helps in taking accurate decisions and what can be better than knowing it all from the horse’s mouth?
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- A Mentor Gives You The Push You Need
A mentor can provide you a wider perspective, which you might lack. When, and if, you lose confidence in yourself, a mentor will motivate you and give you that little push. Mentor is not your best friend, who accepts your flaws, but polishes you in a way that helps you make better and more informed choices/decisions.
- A Mentor Helps Assess Your Strengths And Weaknesses
A good mentor can help you gain insight about your unique talents. He/she will spot your weaknesses and make suggestions on how to improve them. A Mentor not only guides you to the right path, but also molds you and provides you resources and links for new ideas. After all, talent can only be honed when steered in the right direction.
- A Mentor Is There For A Long Term
Unlike coaching, which lasts for few sessions, mentoring is a long term process. Both mentee and mentor share a trusted relationship that enables mentee to share his/her dilemma. With successful mentoring, one is able to overcome obstacles that life throws at him/her.
While reading the above 5 pointers, if it ever occurred that you too need a trusted relationship, a meaningful commitment that helps you become the person you want to be, then you must consider and find your mentor. You don’t have to look too far, our “MENTOR CONNECT PROGRAM” enables you to get connected with mentors who have already made it to dream colleges and courses. A good mentor not only helps you discover your true potential, but also enhances your knowledge base, through keen observation, thus helping you bag your dream career!
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