Over the past few weeks, I have been mentored as much as I have mentored others. I have a natural curiosity and desire to grow. As one of my mentors told me just this week, "...it is a challenge to keep you motivated, and it helps keep me motivated." I like that. At first, I had a quizzical look on my face, but I get it, and I agree. I do not like to be bored. Sitting still and being patient are not strengths of mine, and neither are they traits I aspire to on a daily basis. I like motion. I like progress. I like change. I like a challenge. I also like a day off to rest and rejuvenate. :)
I get a lot of praise from people because of the volume of mentoring that I do in my work, in my volunteer work, and in my private life. Let me be clear though, mentoring is the single most selfish thing I do. I am confident, without a doubt, that I get more out of it than the people I mentor. Guaranteed. It is a privilege to help others, and it is what keeps me going...on the good days and the bad ones.
I love mentoring. I hope that if you have never mentored anyone, you will give it a try. It might surprise you....just like it does me...Every. Day. :)
Sunshine Dreams to You ~ Today and Every Day! :)