Connect with a Mentor

For many of us, we have dreams and we have plans and we just need a little encouragement to reach our goals. Someone to help us stay on track. For this, we all need a mentor. That person who is there for us, to remind us how to stay on our path, and nudge us back on track when we wander.

Behind most any successful person you will find a mentor, a guide, a sherpa.

Do you have one? Are you lost or are you clear on your goals, and staying on task? Do you know where you are going and how you will get there?

We know from research that mindset and mentors can solve many problems. Sometimes we need that outside person to see things we can’t see, and keep us on track when we are distracted.

Mentors help us build a plan for where we are going, so we know when we arrive. Simply because if we don’t have a plan and we wander aimlessly, we waste time. We need a clear goal and a plan to reach it.

We have to claim our agenda. When we claim our agenda we ensure our mental health. Find a great mentor to help you know, what you don’t know.

Your external success is a product of much internal work, and you can do this with the help of a person you aspire to be like, and who has trodden the road you wish to go down. They know the way, they have made the journey.

This is why when you climb Mt. Everest, you must have a sherpa to show you the way. You can’t just start climbing. They know where the obstacles lie, and how to get around them because they have done it a hundred times. They know from experience, all of the ways you can fail cresting the summit. They know how to get you there, to the top of your mountain.

Your mindset and habits make all of the difference in achieving your goals. Find the person to hold you accountable and keep you on track. Look at the most successful people in the world and they all have mentors. Oprah, Ellen Degeneres, Michael Jordon. There is someone you don’t see, but they are very important in these peoples lives, and they help them gain clarity and stay focused on their goals.

So if you have a great idea and are not quite sure how to implement it, find the right mentors to help you develop your dream. They are full of valuable lessons, and provide worthwhile information. They save you time and likely money from costly mistakes.

They see our faults when we cannot, and this is how we grow and learn. Find the person that is willing, to be honest with you and tells you exactly how it is.

I have this friend and mentor Diane. She is willing, to be honest with me and tell me exactly what I need to hear, not what I want to hear. She does it in a loving way, but also is firm. Whenever I have an idea I run it by her, and she usually tells me she wants to think about it for a while, and then she gives me her honest opinion. This is invaluable. We all need to have these people in our lives. These are real people, authentic and bold.

Who do you have in your life to guide you and hold you accountable? Who is willing to disagree with you and point you in a better direction? If your answer is no one, go find one.