Meeting The Wise Mentor
It’s simple. Haven’t you heard someone tell you about their goals in a very wishy-washy, not sure kind of way before? When it’s obvious they’re not committed? Do you feel inspired?
But what happens when you listen to someone describe their goals with utter conviction? You feel like helping them, don’t you? You’re swept along by their drive! You think of someone they should talk to, a book they should read, or a company they should approach.
In the words of Goethe:
Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.
A wise mentor might appear in the form of a person, a book, a movie, or the lyrics of a song. He or she might appear to give you a special tool, advice, or training to help you face the challenges in your Hero’s Journey.
As you think about the treasure you’re after in this journey, what are the wise mentors you could use? In this day and age we’re surrounded by an abundance of mentors, either people you can meet in person, talk over the phone, thru the internet, or books, videos and audio programs from experts you haven’t even met, from across the globe, who can give you instant advice.
As you go across your day, keep your eyes and ears open. Notice what mentors pop out to give you advice you can use. Is it going to be someone you meet? A song you overhear? A book you glance over? A course introduced by a friend?
And who would you choose to be the wise mentors in your Hero’s Journey, and what would they tell you?