Mentors are persons who experienced and trusted. They guide us towards success, enlightenment and wisdom. Favourite mentors are teachers and guides. They inspire us.
Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
on the sand of time;
Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o’er life’s solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.
Let us then be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait.
These Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s words from Voices of the Night, written more as one hundred years ago , teach us, that we can achieve our goals and be examples to others, leaving behind us footprints on the sand of time.
How We Find, We Leave in the Same Way
Usually, if we live in the same area or places, as our parents and other generations lived, we are the same as they. It means, that we talk, dress in the same way, reach the same heights and goals. We follow the pattern, which is convenient, suitable for our comfort. Of course there are some black sheep here and there , but not so much. Average of people follow and fit in the same frame what is invisible seal in our thinking and habits.
Why It Happens in This Way?
We are creatures of habits. It is so convenient and relatively safe to follow the same path what our ancestors did. Of course, big leap in technical world, achievements of scientists make our lives more easier, more comfortable to take everything at easy. But how about to expanding our minds, try to look at things and life from the different prospective? How about learning from people, who achieved heights, being the same humans as us. They had and have the same body, ears, eyes, brain, heart, but they are these, who are like engines who push civilization forward.
Mentors Are Source of Knowledge
These people came in different shape, color and size. One thing, what unites them hundred years ago and now, is a hunger for change. Hunger to see how things and events work, why it happens in this way. They want to explore things, innovate new ways how to reach stars, heal diseases, help humankind with issues, which seem are endless. How we can learn to do it? There so many books, resources, left for us from previous generations. Cicero, Henry David Thoreau, Leonardo da Vinci, Mother Teresa, Khalil Gibran and so many of people, who left and leave now footprints in the humandkind history. They are beacons, who are lightening the way to the progress and improvement. They can be favourite mentors for us and give gifts through their words and their achievements. Nowadays we have countless magazines, websites , which publish content with newest discoveries.
How to Choose a Favourite Mentor?
It depends what you want from your life. It is best to pick an area in which your hobby or idea is. If you want food for your soul, go to the closest library and pick books from the self- improvement section. Reading books from authors such as Earl Nightingale, Wayne W.Dyer, Robin Sharma or Paul Coelho will give for you the strength to choose and keep your path in a right direction. They are as mentors, who will expand your limits of understanding about human capabilities, the meaning of life. All these guys are cheerful, not boring chaps.
Are You Tired of Your Job?
How about finishing your job? All that you need to know is in Timothy Ferris book The 4-Hour Workweek. At first, I could not believe how this guy could achieve so much being relatively young. Here you will find detailed instructions, step by step, how to to start new life without wondering what to do next. His ideas are so infectious. The author is a real proof and encouraging example for everybody who has the feeling: it is enough. Enough to live this type of live, which is boring and does not lead anywhere.
There are so many resources. Most important is to know what you want from your life. Take the small steps and build the foundation. Roma was not built in one day.Favourite mentors show the path to success.
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