We are on this earth to support each other’s dreams. Every day, we must grow and learn, which in fact is one of our main purposes. As we are growing, we are also acquiring new knowledge that we can pass on to others. One of the greatest ways to help each other is by mentoring. Personally, I have been blessed to work with great leaders who were not afraid to share their experience with me.
There is a special joy in giving and sharing your knowledge with others. The beauty in mentorship is that both mentor and mentee are growing together.
While the mentor is sharing their wisdom, expertise, and skills; they are also receiving some insights from the mentee, and they are seeing new perspectives as well. Being a mentor is the perfect time to reflect on your past achievements, assess your current practice, and find ways to improve and become better. Most of all, mentoring can increase self-satisfaction as you are helping developing others.
Some people are afraid to share what they know as they want to remain at the top. The more you share, the more you give, the better you become. Never hesitate to pass the knowledge to others, as yours will simply increase.
Thanks to all my great mentors, I am still learning and giving back is a must for me. At work, I am currently in a mentorship program, and I was so honored that my mentor told me that she is learning so much from me, while I was getting a wealth of knowledge from her. As her mentee, besides receiving insightful feedback from her, I was able to become more confident. Through her expertise, she saw skills that I did not know exist in me.
At any facets of our life, we need someone to help us reach our full potential. Take the time to be that mentor, share your passion, or simply make someone find their way.
Help someone rise and you will also rise higher.
I’ve been on both sides before, too, and it is definitely a give and take either way. I’ve learned a lot from many people and I love to keep giving knowledge as I can.
Absolutely, Stephanie, I do believe every gift given to us requires giving back.
I just had a discussion about what does it mean to mentor. It doesn’t have to be a full life mentor, it could be in one particular area.
Yes, Rachel, mentorship is usually for a short time, but its impact will last a lifetime.
I totally agree with that. Was it JFK who said a rising tide lifts all boats? He meant it economically but I think it applies here too – if we lift each other up everybody benefits.
So true, Joline!
I have both got to be a mentor and got to learn from one. Its so important to both learn from others and be open to letting others learn from you.
It’s a beautiful journey to mentor someone, Patricia.
I have been a mentor and found it a fab experience. always nice to give back and support others when ever you can. A great learning opportunity for both parties x
That’s awesome, Melanie.
I agree – mentorship is so important, and can really make the difference in a person’s life. Having been on both sides, too, I think we can all gain from that experience.
We sure can, Lois.
Mentorship has been incredibly important in my career. Without the guidance of others, I never would have learned as much as quickly. I’m now at the point where I feel it is my responsibility to mentor others. It’s so much better to support others than to tear them down.
It’s always good to give back, Christa.
Beautiful post. Mentorship is so crucial, especially for kids growing up these days and all of the social media and technology at their fingertips, it can be hard to find good influences.
It is, this is why, we have to try our best, to positively influence and be there for others.
I think in a way we are always mentoring; our kids, friends, family etc. it’s importsnt to rely on someone and understand life through a different perspective.
Being a mentor is so important! I have always gone through life willing to open my book to anyone and have had the same in return.
That’s great, April.
I think we tend to think of mentoring as an old school concept, but I think its a great concept. Learning from people who are much more experienced can be a huge benefit to all parties!
So true, Marie.
It is definitely important to be open to both being mentored and being a mentor depending on your circumstances…we can and should be both.
I fully believe that everything that has shaped us can be used to help guide and aid others who are crossing where we once were. I used to mentor adjudicated youth and if I could help one of those kids turn their life around that was everything.
That’s beautiful, Angelle.
Having a great mentor is awesome! You get to learn so much, I wish I had a mentor to help when I need answers to things I didn’t understand
It’s never too late to find a mentor, Ifeluwa, to reach the next step of your life.
I’m thankful to all my mentors and mentees for an opportunity to learn, grow and touch lives. Knowledge should never be held back, it should be freely given.
This is what I always tell my kids. They should have at least three mentors in their lives. A spiritual one. A career oriented one and an academic one. I still remember my mentors and how much they pushed me towards success
That’s wonderful, Mark!
I was actually interested in someone mentoring me. I agree we are all a community and I sometimes need guidance. Thank you for this! I am going to look into getting one soon!
… and you can be one for someone else, Kylia!
I totally agree with this. I wouldn’t be where I am now without my mentors. I definitely plan to reach back and help someone else.
This was great. I wish I had a mentor, I think they are a great concept!
Never too late, Eboni, there is always something new to learn in life.
Mentors are so important in how we learn and grow. Having more than one is great! My mom is my ultimate mentor!
I can relate to that, Hailey, my mom is my ultimate one as well.
I totally agree, mentor ship benefits both parties as the mentor also gets something from it. Fab blog post!
Thank you, Melissa!
Great to have good mentors. There is always so much to learn. I have various people I look up to.
As fellow nurse I completely agree with you! What are we if we cannot share our experiences with others? It’s also a great thing to have a metor; someone you can look to for insight and advice. Great blog! I enjoyed it.
Thank you, Paula!
Yes being a mentor and mentee has been really rewarding to me. Thank you for this great reminder that we can all teach others and we all still have so much to learn as well.
Mentorship is amazing! I try to pure into people as often as possible! Micro Mentorship is what I call it!
I love that concept of Micro Mentorship, thanks, Terry!
Thank you for sharing this post about Mentors. I really enjoyed reading the information you have included in it.
To Your Success!
Thank you, Elizabeth!
Mentoring is important, not only because of the knowledge and skills students can learn from mentors, but also because mentoring provides professional socialization and personal support to facilitate success in graduate school and beyond. Quality mentoring greatly enhances students’ chances for success.
I totally agree with you, Monidipa!