Personal Growth

Importance of a Good Mentor

Mentoring is important because it provides personal support to facilitate success. A mentor has more experience and provides the best ways to accomplish and transverse the journey.

A good mentor is someone motivated and energized, cares about the development of others, and is an experienced and trusted adviser. A good mentor is the one that helps you to get a better framework especially if plagued by doubt and uncertainty.

Having a good mentor is beneficial in many ways. Let’s take a look at some of the importance of having a good mentor: 

1.   Provides Encouragement.

Good mentors are examples of a good support system and they encourage you to take risks and believe in yourself. They help look at problems and situations from perspectives that you would not have thought of while on your own and give you confidence when facing difficult situations to help you stand your ground when you must defend or stand by your decisions. They allow you to see the hope inside yourself and offer moral support with cheerleading.

2.   Broadens Professional Network.  

A good mentor provides opportunities to expand one’s professional and social network as they tend to be well connected. They can always introduce you to their professional network and help set you up for success in your career endeavors.

3.   Provides Advice.

A mentor is the best person to turn to for advice whenever an issue comes up and they help make decisions. While some of the advice may be sound, your mentor helps you sort out which you should follow while advising you on more complicated matters that your friends and families would not know how to solve.

4.   Provides Knowledge.

Mentors share their knowledge and experiences with you so that you can learn from their experiences. They provide knowledge on matters when you need it the most and assist you in tapping into the wealth of knowledge faster. They provide knowledge on what path to take that will make your journey so much easier. They are a great source of knowledge that can help you get up to speed a lot faster than you would on your own.

Having a mentor is not a sign of weakness; it rather shows that you are smart enough and are driven enough to succeed.


Do you have a mentor?

If yes, then tell me about it in the comment section.

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