As an aspiring leader, one of the single most important things you can do is get a mentor.
Not only can a good mentor help guide you in the right direction, but they can also help feed you good mental nutrition instead of simply giving you the answers.
When you have someone who asks the right questions, helps you come to strong conclusions, and empowers you to learn from their experiences and expertise, you’ll go far.
Learning how to become a great leader on your own can be slow and painful. Having someone by your side ensures that you don’t have to go it alone. With a mentor, you’ll have someone you trust and can bounce ideas off of—and who has been where you want to go.
In the end, someone who can teach you how to think instead of doing the thinking for you is the person you want guiding and advising you.