Today's prompt from the 30 Day Blog Challenge has me reflecting on what it felt like to be a Mentor and to be Mentored.
What I was being mentored, what was it that the mentor was doing that helped me be successful?
When I was being a mentor, how did I help others be successful?
A mentor listens, but the mentor listens in a very different way than a counselor or a friend.
A mentor sees the possible pitfalls in your journey and offers suggestions, ideas, strategies that will increase your changes of success.
A mentor sees the victories big, small, and sometimes so miniscule that you don't notice them and a good mentor not only helps you NOTICE those successes, but helps you understand why they are successful, and how the combined victories are moving you towards your goals.
I mentor helps you gain more and more confidence until you don't even notice they've let go.