What should mentors focus upon? Work on mending habits and personalities of mentee. To upgrade them to be agile, focused, accomodative and adaptable. To understand and help in creating right habits and engage their time to deliver and prioritize. To accept new things with open mindedness leading to transformation earlier and leading to progress. Reluctance only pushes the destination farther. Skills will perish with time and newer skills will be born. Adaptability to new trends and reducing turnaround time in learning are the key to survive and thrive in the new world.
Today’s youth suffers with overconfidence but zero action, Or confidence with lots of directionless action, Or zero confidence but right action. The right permutation can only yield the right kind of results.
People have been my greatest teachers. All I know, all I write is because I observe, analyse and hear them out. At times a seven dimension approach and at times a single dimension- both lead to many a paradigm shift. I didn’t have one case study, I had lakhs. Every person I met had a way of life or was directionless, carried a genuine thought process or was one among many, had great integrity or moulded integrity to suit themselves, had his own way of narrating his story or was short of vocabulary to express, had a great sense of humor or was boring to the core, had his own uniqueness or was a puppet in others’ hands. I lived them all. All ages from children to teenagers to oldies, across geographies, at all levels of work, all classes of the society and all religions- its been a blessing to have had interacted.
Travelling across the country got me much exposure. Not being judgmental or partial on anyone’s actions made me wiser at reading them. I thank all of them for all their instances and problems they shared with me. Few of which I could solve, few of which I intend to solve if they need me. Few of which I would leave it to time to decide. Few who got motivated by me, few who found me invading their brains, few who found me too practical and insensitive, few who found me positive to the core and few who wished to carry me on their mind as a problem solver for lifetime. However, I take pride in all the sincere advice I gave , because at the end of the day I saw people confirming with their affirmations on my ways and thoughts. I believed in automating people.
She doesn’t wake up at 5 and cook for the family, but still she sees no one goes hungry. She doesn’t spend all her time feeding and teaching her child because she goes out to work. But still she raises her children to be responsible human beings. She doesn’t compromise on all her dreams and wishes for her child but she doesn’t make her child compromise either. She doesn’t give examples of great heroes, she herself is an example of heroism. She doesn’t regret the responsibilities of the child and family, she takes pride in maintaining the balance. She needs to be equally respected and loved because she is actually multitasking with multi-dimensions. A home maker mom or a working mom, perfectionism can only be measured by the child’s happiness and not by a certificate from others.
Hats off to the modern moms. She is a responsible Mom, best friend and the best mentor to her child parallel to a successful professional too. Happy Mom’s day! Your existence matters and not the rules.
We all came from an era when teachers and Doctors were Gods. One imparted knowledge and the other saved lives. Both were the most essential people in every human beings life. They changed lives. But eventually both succumbed to the need and greed of livelihood like any other professionals. Most of them became great businessmen at the cost of values and ethics to survive and flourish. The world also moved on in synchronization negotiating on their fees for their services. Who started the trend is unknown. Who is impacted or who is the victim is unclear.
Who is wrong is indecisive. Who needs to be punished also is a question. All that can be drawn out as synopsis is only that both are wrong or right based on different scenarios. From a generalist approach, we have reached the phase of a case to case basis approach. So ,it isn’t possible to blame the crowd or the professionals distinctively. Both transformed in just one generation.
Be an Eagle Any pain doesn’t last for longer until you don’t keep fueling it. All kinds of pain can be your strength or weakness. Fuel them to make a fortune out of it. Calm minds don’t go farther. Pluck your feathers to keep flying higher.
Should we say good or excellent when someone is right? Depends on who the person is and number of interactions with them and the outcome we expect. If a parent, we would want to say only good to our child to keep him grounded yet appreciated. If we are appreciating a friend, we would say excellent, because we don’t have to hold back or strategize when appreciating him. If a team member, we would say good or excellent based on the magnitude of work completed or achieved. Analyse the difference in approach towards each of them. Why this difference? Its because we are more or less or not concerned about people in our lives.