One of my recent posts talked about lessons from a great mentor who may or may not know that he is, in fact, a mentor. He is one of many individuals who have mentored me over my 30 years as I battled personal and professional challenges in an attempt to find understanding. It wasn’t until more recently that someone referred to me as a mentor and I was quite surprised. What an honor.
Daily I receive emails, text messages, and/or phone calls from individuals who view me as a mentor of sorts. They make it known that they value my input as they take steps forward in their own lives. I must say that at times I question what it is about me that leads these individuals, all women, to reach out to me. It’s that level of self-doubt still remaining inside that causes such questioning.
I’ve not touted my role as a mentor because that’s not what mentoring is about. It’s about sharing lessons from your own life in a way that supports and encourages others. And for this opportunity, I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge both the honor it is to share in the lives of others and the honor it is to have a personal relationship with God who has placed me in a position of strength and ability to share hope with others.
Together we are stronger than one and together we will continue on this journey.