Everyone wants a mentor, but what they think they’re looking for, and what they actually need, may be radically different.
A mentor is someone who guides a learner through the learning process. They teach you how to think, not what to think.
A good mentor should be able to provide you with feedback on how you can improve your own work and help you grow professionally.
Someone who says that “this is the only way to do it” or spoon-feeds you the answer, may yield some short term results, but is ultimately not the person you want to really align yourself with, long term.
A good mentor knows what is best for their mentee and will push them and hold them accountable to strive for betterment in their work and in life.
Find mentors that push you, hold you accountable, make you comfortable and optimize the lens, through which you view the world.
That’s someone you want in your corner, for a long time.