Many people who are successful in business and in life attribute that success to having mentors. The mentors provided wisdom and support at key times in the mentee’s life.
The importance of mentoring cannot be overstated. Whether it’s a child who is struggling in life and needs a healthy role model or a young executive looking for career advancement, having a mentor can make all the difference. A good mentor can be a better predictor of success than education, natural abilities, and “the luck of the draw.”
There are several keys to finding a mentor. Look for someone you admire, someone who lives in a way you want to live. Have the humility to ask for their help honestly and openly.
Good mentors will at times challenge you, so stay humble and teachable. Realize they are making an investment in you and recognize the honor it is to have them share what they’ve learned in life.
Many people in this world need good mentors, and everyone has something they can offer. Are you willing to be a mentor?
If so, pay attention to those around you who might benefit from something you have learned. Get to know them and invite them into your life in a way that opens doors for you to offer insights and encouragement.
As governor, I will seek to encourage mentorship at all levels of life.