The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image,
but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.
A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.
Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.
My mentor said, “Let’s go do it,” not “You go do it.”
How powerful when someone says, “Let’s!”
One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see
and to help them navigate a course to their destination.
—John C. Maxwell
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
In a battery, I strive to maximize electrical potential. When mentoring, I strive to maximize human potential.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
—William Arthur Ward
What motivates the mentor is the great satisfaction of helping somebody along,
helping somebody take advantage of an opportunity that maybe he or she did not have.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.
A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you than you see in yourself, and helps you bring it out.
In order to be a mentor, and an effective one, one must care.
Care about what you know and care about the person you’re sharing with.
A lot of people put pressure on themselves and think it will be way too hard for them to live out their dreams. Mentors are there to say, “Look, it’s not that tough. It’s not as hard as you think. Here are some guidelines and things I have gone through to get to where I am in my career.”
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
—The Bible, Proverbs 27:17
Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don’t care what you do for a living—if you do it well I’m sure there was someone cheering you on or showing the way.
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.
You can’t teach a person to love something. But you can get him to feel the heat of your love for something.
Education is only the most fully conscious of the channels whereby each generation influences the next.
Inspiration is a tool and a trap. If you’re going to be inspired by anyone,
be inspired by people who have been exactly where you are now.
You do need mentors, but in the end, you really just need to believe in yourself.