We quite often focus on how an individual should act when they are in a position of authority. For example, we focus on the ways in which one should act if one becomes a leader of a firm. Moreover, we tend to focus on the best ways in which a teacher could act, should he or she wish to get the best out of his or her students. We do not always, however, focus on how the other person in this relationship should act. We don’t always focus on how the student, or the member of staff should act. I believe that this person’s actions are still highly valuable; therefore, meaning that we should focus on the way in which they may act. The same can be said for the world of mentoring. Of course, we should teach people how to be good mentors; however, we must also inform people about how to be mentored. A mentee will not improve as they may want to if they do not know how to be mentored. Not many people are aware of how to act when they are being mentored because for many people it is a brand-new experience. Let us, therefore, explore the importance of informing people about how to be mentored, and the effects that this information could have on their mentoring experience.
First and foremost, in order to be mentored, you must be open to criticism. It is more than likely that you are seeking the help of a mentor so that you can improve your chances of success. The only way of doing this, however, is by being open to criticism. Criticism can be quite scary because we don’t always want to hear bad things about ourselves, but we can accept it if we have the right mindset. In order to be effectively mentored, you must see criticism as a vessel towards success.
In addition, in order to be mentored, you must have a growth mindset. You must be willing to change, learn and improve upon yourself. This is the only way that you can open up new avenues for yourself which ought to lead you closer to success. What is more, you must actively think about what your mentor is telling you. This will enable you to notice where and when you can apply your newly found knowledge, thus meaning that you improve as a person.
In conclusion, I hope to have highlighted a few key points about how to be mentored. To be mentored, you must essentially be willing to learn. If you are not, you will not see the success that you so deeply want. So, be open and be ready to be mentored. For more information on how to be mentored, or on mentoring in general, visit https://www.selfmadebook.uk/mastermindgroup/