A mentor is a person who has experience and is a trusted guide. Mentoring can be a very rewarding experience because you are able to share your knowledge with someone who needs it and will appreciate it.  Here are some great quotes are finding the joy in mentoring.

 “A mentor empowers a person to see a possible future, and believe it can be obtained.”  Shawn Hitchock
Being a great mentor give someone the ability to see and believe that their dreams can be achieved.

“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” – John Crosby
A good mentor gives great idea, but also takes the time to listen to those they are trying to help. They give advice when needed and they give a nudge in the right direction from time to time.

“I became a mentor because I wanted to give. The thing I didn’t realize is how much I’d get” Unknown
There is so much that one can gain from being a mentor. It is more than just about taking someone and helping them achieve. It is about taking the time and being caring enough to do it.

“A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.” – Bob Proctor
Being able to see past the surface of the person you are mentoring is essential to being a great mentor. Having the capacity to see them for what they can become is an indispensable quality in a mentor.

“Mentors are there to catch you if you fall.” – Wendy Mosley
Those you are mentoring will undoubtedly fail from time to time. Your job is to help them back up, show them their mistakes and get them going again.

“Mentors win by showing up.” – John Sowers
There will be times that you may not accomplish much being a mentor. On those days, just being there is enough.

A great mentor is willing to share their knowledge and insight to help advance those that they are mentoring. They are willing to help give guidance to children, teens, and adults who need it. A mentor gives hope and is a good role model and the legacy they leave will last for a long time.