Growing up, my mother always told me, “Do it once, do it right.” hence my overly independent personality. However, one big thing I had to learn on my own was to take a step back and ask for help when needed.
I was sitting in the pews of my church listening to my Pastor, Steve. I was extremely tired from the night before, but when I heard the word “Mentorship” I suddenly felt awakened.
That word had me realizing that I had been going about my career path all wrong. Trying to master things on my own were more difficult than expected, because I felt like I was running around in circles. Pastor Steve had explained them in simple terms,
“Life without a mentor is like trying to put together Ikea furniture without instructions. But, with a mentor it is like having someone there explaining the instructions and showing you every step.”
Many of you may have the same mindset that I had, that we are the “better, smarter, and faster” generation. That mindset was my first mistake. In order to build unity and relationship with the generation before and after us we need to shift our mindsets. No matter if you’re a boy or girl the only way to receive a mentor is having the right mindset.
Pastor Steve’s words encouraged me to go out and find myself a mentor, someone I could look up to, ask questions, vent to, procrastinate to, and most importantly learn from. Trust me when I say I procrastinate and get flustered sometimes, especially when I feel like I’ve got way too much on my plate for me to handle. But, at times like those you will never feel more relieved to hear the words, “I’ve been there and done that, it’s all going to be okay.”
I encourage everyone to go find themselves a mentor because what better way to master something, than to learn from someone who has mastered it already.