Daily Prompt: Mentor Me
Today’s prompt is: have you ever had a mentor? If so, what is the greatest lesson you have learned from this person?
I have had several mentors in my short 18 years of life. It is hard to choose who to talk about, because I feel like they have all taught me great things. I think I will select two of my mentors and say a little bit about each.
My first mentor is my father. He is a hardworking man, who works as a full-time firefighter and just started is own lawn care and snow plowing business two years ago. The business has already became very successful, but not without a great deal of sacrifice. The greatest lesson my dad has mentored me about is the value of hard work and how it pays off. This has helped me everyday in all my jobs, because my bosses and colleagues look to me as a responsible young adult who can handle just about anything, and will get the job done.
My second mentor is my paramedic partner. She works full-time as a paramedic and teaches an EMT class throughout the year. Working with her has created some of the best learning experiences I have ever had. She has been a medic for over 20 years and has seen quite a lot in her day. The greatest lesson learned from her is that you should not pretend to know how to do something just to make yourself look good. This has taught me to always ask questions when I don’t understand what happened on a call or how to use something I have never seen before.
It is very important in this day and age to be able to put in hard work. Heck! It’s almost required to be successful. Questions help you understand your hard work and turn you into a better and more knowledgeable person.
What is your greatest lessons learned? Leave a like or comment to show some support, I know you are out there! Thanks!