Mentor… A Motivator…
“Every great achiever is inspired by a great mentor”.
Mentor-ship is a relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. The mentor may be older or younger than the person being mentored, but she or he must have a certain area of expertise.
“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction” John C. Crossby
No human being is perfect, all of us need someone to enlighten, show path and encourage. Everyone should have a potential mentor in life to be successful, who guides you along the path and advise you in every possible situation. Mentors are found by interest and passion and aligning their interest with yours and making the most of it.
I had a great mentor in the form of my parents, who had supported me and guided through every walk of life and made me who I am today. They made countless sacrifices for me. They inspired me to study and be successful. It is their inspiration that I am standing today with success.
Though there have been many mentors at every point in life from them I seek advice and guidance but during my school, I fortunately met a renowned individual who is famous for his ardent teaching capabilities. His name is Mr. Abid Saeed. He is very humble and very cooperative. He helped me in picking my field in which I was very confused at the time. His ideas had helped me a lot as he gave me a great idea of doing engineering. He motivated me by narrating his own background and struggles. He used to say that if I had any problem or any confusion in life, I may approach him without any hesitation. He had a dream that any of his student should pursue his career. I showed humility to him while taking his advice and his company and carefully listened to him. I think humility is very important to learn from your mentor and to make a strong bond and lasting relationship.
I have contact with him on cell phone and social media. Every time when I go to my hometown, I go to meet him on his home. I think his such dedication is due to my humility as I was interested in his life struggles and personality. It is a common perception of every teenager that he /she thinks that he/she knows everything and he needs not to bow in front of other to seek their opinion or help. But in my case, I killed my ego and asked as much as I could. My modesty and his humbleness enabled him to nurture me and guide me throughout my life.