Choose!

Last Update: January 06, 2019

In my offline world I have had the privilege of being a team mentor and being able to mentor individual students on their journey towards achieving their goals in the teaching industry. As a mentor it was not my job or my desire to do the students work for them or give them all the answers. It was about support, encouragement and guidance.

Regular discussions and updates on progress were a vital element for providing them with self-direction and motivation. Pointing them in the right direction to research, offering them the tools and pushing them to discover for themselves.

Being able to provide students with a sense of autonomy and to be self driven is something that as a mentor is so rewarding but it also means sometimes having the hard or uncomfortable conversations.

I want to see them grow and succeed. I want to be able to draw out the talents I see and help the student see and believe for themselves what they have to offer that is unique and worthwhile.

If the student chooses not to hear the constructive critisism or advice to help them stay on track that is up to them and ultimatetly leads to them struggling and possibly failing.

. This is a huge responsibilty on the shoulders of a mentor and one not to be taken lighty. However at the end of the day it falls on the student to want to make it, to be self motivated and self driven.

To put in the work and the time. To take on board the advice given and use it towards self improvement.

No one likes critisism but in this context it is an essential part of growth and by taking and using the constructive part of the critisism is the secret to being able to change

We can't provide the drive, just the information and the encouragement.

Here on this platform at WA, we have so much to tap into, tools and traing resources and we can choose to use others blogs , messages and experiences to reflect on and redirect our own learning journey.

Our journey is our own and we all have different paths but they all lead in the same direction.

We can choose to take on the advice for the keys to sucess and professional knowledge and use it appropriately.

If we fall or lose our way it is not the failure of those that seek to inspire. It is our own and we need to own it! Own the failure and then choos to change direction!

To your success!

Cass

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lesabre Premium
Great post. Thanks for sharing
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Cass51 Premium
Thanks Michael and thanks for reading and commenting. Hope you are having a good day:)
Cass
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directJ Premium
Right on Cass, it's just like choosing our limits in life, we have none unless we choose to stop our minds.
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Cass51 Premium
Hi Jason, yes that is a really good way of putting it. We can limit ourselves with our mindset. Cheers Cass
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1signbanner Premium
Right on Cass, yes totally agree. We do as a mentor to guide and direct. The rest of the journey is up to the student.

Awesome blog my friend!

frank
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Cass51 Premium
Thank you Frank, I am now the student:)
cheers Cass
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1signbanner Premium
=)
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ECV82 Premium Plus
So very true, you can only mentor someone so far. The mentee must do the work to succeed
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Cass51 Premium
Hi there Ellen, thanks for stopping by:) Being a mentor has taught me how to be the mentee in my new journey. A humbling experience but totally rewarding.Cass
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FKelso Premium
You are so right...we are fortunate to have so much to help us. We have to choose our direction.
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Cass51 Premium
Hi Fran thanks, hope you are having a great day and thanks for stopping by. We are fortunate and yes we need to choose:)
Cass
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