Which came first; knowing your goals or having a mentor?

You have heard the saying “what came first, the chicken or the egg?”.

A similar one I continually get asked is “should I know what my goals are before I get a mentor?”.

I don’t know about you, but I have always struggled to know what I want to be when I grow up. What are my life, family and career goals. I bet there are billions of people like that too. And I bet that you have, or have had, this problem too!

So what should come first, knowing your goals or getting a mentor?

I want to dispel the misconception that you need to know what you want to do before getting a mentor. It is actually the other way around.

A good mentor will help you define your initial goals you want to achieve. They will then help you, during your mentoring journey, to refine them until the truly resonate with you. Once you have this clarity, you will become an unstoppable force!

How do they do this? By giving you a safe space to voice your thoughts without judgement, asking you questions, asking you for clarifications, listing to your answers and articulating it back to you until it’s at agreed. It’s that simple! And it’s cheap (cheep).

So if you are sitting there reading this article and thinking “I wish I could better define what my goals are” then you now have a solution.

Want to know more? Check out our dedicated mentee page at www.next level mentoring.com.au/find-a-mentor

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