I think a role model is a mentor – someone you see on a daily basis, and you learn from them. – Denzel Washington
Read this post by Inc.
There are plenty of reasons to finding a good mentor.
A good mentor shares his or her experience.
He can point to you the pitfalls he has once encountered.
She can shorten your learning curve.
He can guide you on the correct path.
She sets you thinking in a different manner.
He can show you the culture of the new environment.
She can introduce you to the persons who could help you.
The truth is, a mentor can do a lot of things. But they can’t do your learning for you. They can’t substitute your hard work. They can’t replace your vision.
A mentor is a guide. A guardian. A friend. Just like a lighthouse, he helps shine for the lost ships. But they can’t sail the ships.
There are plenty of reasons of finding a mentor. The question is – do you have a good mentor?