Updated: Mar 7, 2021
Well, if you really have been following along closely, you'll notice that Waypoint 11 was completed before Waypoint 10. Excuse? It's been a CRAZY 2020, y'all! (That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!)
So let's just move along, shall we?
Question: If you could choose a mentor for life, who would you pick?
WAIT! Right now it's hypothetical question...stick with me for a few more minutes before you start going down the list of super heroes or action movie stars!
First, ask yourself, "what is a mentor, anyway?"
Here are my thoughts on the subject...
Waypoint 10 - Mentorship
Mentorship is about sharing experiences with an individual walking a similar path in life. It can include teaching, but is more often focused on guiding and sharing visions, insights, and perspectives. The goal of mentorship is to help others navigate along their own path, versus telling someone which path you believe they should take.
A mentor is not someone who is going to tell you all the right moves to make each step of the way. However, if you choose a mentor who has walked a similar path you're looking to choose, they can certainly provide you with valuable insights and experiences that can help shape and guide your own decision-making.
John C. Maxwell has some fantastic words of wisdom (because he is a mentor, and has mentored many!) I'd love for you to read. Take the time to think about people in your life who fall into one of three categories he mentions in the blog linked below...
by John C. Maxwell, 2016
Now, from this point on I'm going to assume you followed the link and read the blog (wink, wink!)
Here's one of my favorite excerpts,
"So I spent some time preparing myself to be mentored—first I learned about myself, which taught me what I knew and what I didn’t know; and then I went out to find the mentors who could fill in the gaps."
Lastly, here are a couple pics of some people that fall into the, "Those Who Didn’t Know Me and Yet Made a Difference" category:
(Pictured: John C. Maxwell and Simon Sinek)
(Pictured: Rachel Hollis and John C. Maxwell)
(Oh, by the way, sorry for the blurry pic, I have not clue what's up.)
Sooooo, if you've been following along from the beginning you know where we stand with Personal Growth; if you're just joining us today, head to Waypoint 1, it will get you heading in the right direction.
I'm so happy and proud that we've made it this far, together! Let's keep the momentum going as we bravely and confidently finish out this wild, wild 2020!