Finding mentors can be a great resource to help you achieve your goals. In fact, you may be thinking that the fastest way to achieve your goals is just to model what someone else has already successfully accomplished. Yet, that’s not necessary the answer to successfully achieving your goals.
Most of the time, you search for a mentor who has gone before you and achieved the success you’re working towards. You believe this mentor will help shortcut the distance between where you are and where you want to be if you follow the exact steps that they took. Mentors share their missteps and words of advice to help prevent you from making the same mistakes they made. All to help you achieve your goal faster and easier. However, what they did may not feel right to you.
The truth is, a lot of mentors have figured it out on their own through trial and error. They took steps, had failures, made adjustments, and ultimately just kept going until they achieved success. That’s what successful people do. They keep trying until they come up with a solution. Successful people are not afraid to make mistakes. They realize that there are many failures before achieving success.
You too have to not be afraid to make mistakes and get messy. It’s a learning process. The success journey is not a straight line. Rather, it’s full of ups, downs, obstacles, and setbacks. Believing that following a mentor’s advice will make the journey easy and perfect without any hiccups is a false belief. There will always be hurdles that come up while you’re working towards achieving your goals. Sure, a mentor can help set you on the right track, but it’s up to you to see it through to completion.
Use mentors as proof that you too can figure out how to successfully achieve your goals. They have achieved the goal so that is evidence that you can too! You don’t have to model exactly what they did. You can tailor the journey in a way that best fits you. You don’t have to follow some else’s exact process and steps. Do what feels right to you and know that you are capable of creating the success you’ve been dreaming of. This goal has been placed on your heart for a reason and that’s evidence enough that your success is inevitable. This is your life and your path to success. You can achieve your goals.
The key to achieving your goals is to keep taking action, push forward, and not give up. So many goals are left unachieved by simply no longer taking action without making progress. In order to avoid this happening to you, do one thing each day that will move you closer towards your goals. This one task can be short. But, each day you’re taking action and that means progress! Remember, you can make adjustments and learn as you go. No mentor can do the work for you. It’s up to you!
Do not believe that you have to follow a mentor’s exact steps in order to successfully achieve your goals. Thinking that you have to do things their way or it won’t work and you’ll fail, will only leave you paralyzed without taking any action. Instead, use mentors as evidence that you can achieve your goals. Mentors cannot achieve your goals for you. It’s up to you to take action and do the work necessary to achieve your goals. No one will believe in your goals more than you. Each day, take action towards your goals in a way that feels right to you. This progress will give you the momentum you need to stay motivated so that you can achieve your goals. Success is yours for the taking!