Before answering the question posed in the title, I think it is important to define the term mentor. By doing so, we will be able to understand just what a mentor has to offer. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, a mentor is “a person who gives … a less experienced person help or advice over a period of time, especially at school or work”. So, we see that a large part of being a mentor involves giving advice. Mentors often work with troubled individuals, in order to help them flourish in life. Not only do they work with individuals, but also with larger groups such as business corporations. They often do work with these groups in order to increase their productivity and growth, for example. Now that we have a brief understanding of what a mentor can do, let us explore the potential reasons that you may need a mentor,
One potential reason for needing a mentor is if you are feeling as if you’re not making the right decisions. This can be a problem for anyone – students, workers or family members (to name a few) – as we all will experience times where we just cannot make the right choice. When we are faced with such situations, we often feel lost and confused. If we allow these feelings to build up, we could potentially develop long-term issues which are difficult to cope with. Hence, it is often a good idea to seek the help of a mentor who can guide you towards right decisions. He or she can, for example, help you play out scenarios and consider the consequences of your actions. By conducting such activities, you will be able to weigh up the positives and negatives of your actions and decide what is right. This is just one way in which a mentor can help you make the right decisions.
Another reason for seeking the help of a mentor is if you feel low on confidence. A lack of confidence can have a direct effect on your decision making and perhaps lead to you making wrong choices. What is more, if your confidence is low you are less likely to invest in good prospects or put yourself in challenging situations (from which you can learn a great deal). By seeking the help of a mentor, you will be able to see what makes you a valued individual. Once you realise these attributes, your confidence levels are likely to rise, and you will feel a whole lot better.
So, in summary, those are just two reasons for seeking the help of a mentor. There are many more reasons for seeking the help of a mentor and these vary for each individual. That is why it is important to do some research before choosing your mentor because each of them will vary slightly. For more information on why you may need a mentor, visit https://www.selfmadebook.uk/mastermindgroup/ .