If you could shortcut your way to success by bringing intelligence to your life would you do it? If done properly, bringing intelligence into your life can save you massive amounts of time, money and energy. One of the easiest ways to do this is to find a mentor who has been where you are and gone where you want to go. A mentor can literally accelerate your time to success ratio by sharing his/her life experiences with you. In fact, many prosperous people contribute their success to having the guidance of a mentor.
Mentors are generally individuals who have experienced successes and failures in life and give back by sharing their experiences in hopes that others learn from them. They share their knowledge and wisdom to help individuals bypass hurdles that may not be visibly apparent and offer suggestions that serve as shortcuts along life’s path. A mentor’s feedback is typically objective as he is on the outside looking in and not emotionally or financially tied to the results or outcome.
Mentors are able to provide guidance, support, advice and assistance from a real world point-of-view. They can help hold you accountable to achieving the results you desire and can catapult you to higher levels of personal and professional success. By finding the right mentor you can push yourself years ahead and get where you want to get faster with new information and awareness. It’s like soaking in the knowledge of a really good self-help book with the advantage of real-time dialogue. The key to benefiting from a mentor is to listen with an open mind and put proven strategies into action.