You should have a mentor. You should be a mentor. To think otherwise is to settle for less than what you are capable of.
I’m so happy to have found out that a month exists to bring mentoring to the forefront! I’ve been writing periodically about mentoring in the last six months because I realized long ago how important it is to have and to be a mentor. I can’t believe this program isn’t mentioned more or talked about in greater detail. Here we have an entire month with which to push the importance of mentoring, and yet people still aren’t on board.
Really, there’s no excuse.
I’ve written about this before, but I’m convinced that we wouldn’t need men’s groups, women’s groups, or youth groups in church if we just had good mentoring. In fact, I’ll say that I can guarantee that we wouldn’t need it.
My life has been filled to the brim with good mentors and good protégés (and of course there were some of each that weren’t so good). I’ve learned from every one of them.
So this is National Mentoring Month. Find a protégé (or mentee as they are sometimes called) and get involved! And if you’re a younger person, find a mentor! Do it now!
Here are some basic resources to get you started:
National Mentoring Month
Different Frequencies Mentoring Label (My writing on the topic)
So, do you have a mentor? Are you a mentor?