We all have role models and mentors that we look up to as we continue on our journeys. At some point we all aspire to be “just like Mike” figuratively speaking. We want to be just like those people who influence and guide us along the way. No matter what age we are there are still those people in our lives. They provide motivation, support and encouragement. They share their experiences, their struggles, their successes and how they did it (whatever the “it” is). We may want to do it just like they did.
However, we are there to inspire them to be the best that they can be. Their journey may not lead down the same path that we have taken or it may start out that way but turn into something entirely different. Your experiences, encouragement, guidance and unconditional support will allow them to have the courage to continue along their chosen path. It can also inspire them to dig deep and explore areas that they may not have thought of before. That is what I love about being a mentor. Nothing feels better than watching your mentee blossom and grow in ways that surprise themselves. That brings me joy and it will do the same for you.