My Mentor Got It Wrong
Mentors are wonderful.
Mentors invest in us to help shape our thoughts, values, and practices.
Mentors provide wisdom, discernment, and timely advice.
Mentors give us the courage to pursue our passions and our purpose.
Mentors can also save us time, money, and a whole lot of heartache.
Mentors usually have the best of intentions and truly desire us to succeed.
It’s no wonder that we honor our mentors. Life would not be the same without them.
A Friendly Reminder About Mentors
Mentors are extremely valuable, but not infallible.
Mentors are wise, but not perfect.
Mentors are experienced, but don’t necessarily live in your day-to-day world.
Mentors are skilled, but not always up to speed on the latest info or know how.
Mentors are often your greatest ally, but may not always be present to navigate the waters with you.
Mentors should be treasured, but not placed on unrealistic pedestals.
Should we still seek mentors?
Absolutely! Find the best people in your network to mentor you. Honor those who agree to mentor you and thank them for all they do in your life. Just keep in mind that they are human too and that we will still need to discern their insights before integrating them into our lives. I think good mentors would get this and would want us to process their thoughts into our context anyway. Don’t just blindly drink the Kool-Aid. It usually tastes better if we mix it and make it our own drink.