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Find A Mentor

May 18, 2010

I hate to break it you, but everything you have ever done, or will ever do, has been done before.  As Ecclesiastes 1:9 says, “there is nothing new under the sun” (and that verse, by the way, was written almost three thousand years ago).

Don’t be despondent.  This is actually good news.  It means that someone (or several thousand someones) out there has gone through what you’re going through right now, and has made it through to the other side, successfully.  That someone is actually looking for somebody to pass down this knowledge to, someone whom they can mentor (you).

You may be tempted to think that you don’t need a mentor, that you can get along just fine without any help.  You may be right, but consider this:  Almost everyone who accomplished great things, was mentored by someone who had been there before.

Doug Flutie mentored Drew Brees.  Ralph Waldo Emerson mentored Henry David Thoreau.  Bing Crosby mentored Frank Sinatra.  Eddie Merckx mentored Lance Armstrong.  And the list goes on.

Life is too hard go it alone, especially if you don’t have to.  Make it a little easier by finding a mentor.

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