I’ve struggled the last month or so to write a blog entry, trying to find that topic that “hits home”. I want to blog about things that are truly important and meaningful to me. This weekend, through my own personal journey of growth in my faith, I discovered a great correlation between my personal journey for knowledge and the journey of those I help in corporate America..
I’ve been on a mission to learn and grow spiritually. I’ve been completing all of the “normal” learning activities….listening to teachings, reading, etc. However, as I reflect on my journey for knowledge, I find what has provided the most value for me are the discussions and sharing I have with my personal mentor. So why is it that a mentor carries so much value in my spiritual growth and how can we correlate that with learning in Corporate America?
Here’s what I’ve found:
My mentor is someone….
- I trust won’t “think I’m stupid”, when I “ask the stupid question”
- I can bounce my ideas off of
- Who’s further along in their level of knowledge, so helps me to “stretch” to their level
- I can share the joy of my newfound learning with
- Who can encourage me when I feel like “I just can’t do it”
- Who helps me to personalize my learnings to my specific situation
Look at those! Wouldn’t it be great if we had a personal mentor in all aspects of our life?