Personally I have had a problem with the issue of mentoring not because mentorship is bad but because of the approach with which people react towards the topic.
Overtime we have had people growing to become personalities that have already being in existence not because they were destined to be so but because they chose to deliberately act and behave like those personalities that have already being existence. If you have ever been opportune to see a fist of a new born baby you would discover that it is closed, why? It’s simply closed to depict the fact that every human being has got some specific attributes that are peculiar to him or her alone amongst which is their destiny. So when you choose to start acting and behaving like another person you are simply dropping those things that are peculiar to you, only to struggle in sharing the ones that are peculiar to another person.
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Of course you should know that there is room for self-development and letting go of some negative habits or traits but that is not to say you should drop your personality all in the bid to become like another person. You see it’s wonderful to have a mentor, like a mentor and even love the characters of a mentor but it is disastrous to end up becoming like the mentor. This is true because you would have only succeeded in becoming a photocopy of an already existing original when you are an original yourself. Why struggle to become a fake?
The character you are celebrating today only became a celebrity because he or she decided to remove the negatives in their lives and develop the positives within them so why not check within you and remove the negativities in you as well as develop the positives that are inherent in you. It will amaze you that the person you are struggling to become like also has some weaknesses that you do not know of at such it’s advisable that you quit trying to become another person as your world is longing for your manifestation. You are a solution to your world if you do not know.
As matter of concern, if there is anybody that you are permitted to copy and emulate it is Jesus. This is because he is the only perfect example. It’s high time you quit trying to be a photocopy as you are best as you. Don’t let that talent of yours die under the shadow of another man’s potentials you are best as you.
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