(thanks to Solarsanction Photostream for the wonderful photo)Wow, there’s just no comparison to the results you can get with the help of someone who has been down the path in front of you, or over the bridge for the sake of this illustration. It’s priceless. Some folks are able to find a mentor in life on their own, I didn’t. Others utilize the rapidly growing life coaching industry and are able to pay for some outside perspective, but it often is from someone who hasn’t walked the same path or has maybe never even seen a bridge, much less the one you are trying to travel on. For me, I was unwilling to invest the type of money it cost to have a qualified life coach in my previous career in education. I am honored to have mentors, Dan and Lisa Hawkins, in our life today. It may be the most under-promoted, underutilized piece of the LIFE Team system (and it’s free!). We are thankful to have them and to have learned the value of seeking an outside perspective. Sometimes what we see looks good and clear or we are on track, but with their perspective (like the difference in the views above) we can dial-up the speed and significance of the results and see what we saw before from a whole new vantage point. Wherever you are at and in whatever you seek to do, find those who have gone before you, have the results you want and a vested interest in helping you get those same results and humble yourself to a mentor. It is an illuminating experience!
One of the most powerful things in life is utilizing the perspective of a mentor. Things can be looking great, but when we get some time with our mentors: it’s lights out! and lights on! all at once.