A mentor is a person or friend who guides a less experienced person by building trust and modeling positive behaviors. An effective mentor understands that his or her role is to be dependable, engaged, authentic, and tuned into the needs of the mentee.
A study from Gallup shows that you are 100% likely to succeed in your career if you have a mentor to guide you on your journey. But, only 22 % of college students have a mentor. And many people are not aware of their mentors.
I had a great mentor in the form of my mother, who had supported me and guided through every walk of my life and made me who I am today. She made countless sacrifices for me. She inspired me to study and be successful. It is her inspiration that I am standing here and successful. My mother has been my mentor in my life. The number one attribute was discipline. To be on time to school, never miss a day at school, and then checking out homework and making sure I was doing it correctly and signing me up for lots of activities, extra tests and classes.
I had another mentor in my life that is my sister/cousin who always takes stand for me and always supported me in every part of life. She helped me whenever I was in any bad situation and I remembered many times she awake full night just for my support. Whenever I got fewer marks in the test, she always guided me and encouraged me to do well.
When I was in doing MCAT preparation and I was not got admission in a medical college. I was hurt and that time she supported me and motivated me and showed me the other path which can be better for me and encouraged me to not lose hope and keep on struggling. And I think due to her suggestions and motivation I got admission in Doctor of Physical Therapy and now I am a fellow at Amal Academy.
As a mentee, think my role is to show humility and be an active listener.
“Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.” –Thomas Merton