Elvis W.

Stop Wasting Time Looking for Mentors

You Probably Don’t Need Them

In a world obsessed with finding the perfect mentor, it’s easy to get caught up in the search. But do you really need a mentor?

More often than not, the answer is no. Instead of spending time seeking someone to guide you, take the necessary actions and choose the hard path yourself.

Take the Hard Path

Choosing the hard path is daunting. It’s much easier to find a mentor to blame for your failures than to face the possibility of failure on your own.

But the truth is, real growth happens when you take responsibility for your journey. Embrace the challenges and learn from your mistakes.

The Culture of Trusting Egotistical Mentors

We’ve developed a culture of placing too much trust in mentors, often to our detriment. Statements like “My mentor says that I should not date till I am 35” or the constant refrain of “My mentor! Oh my mentor!” reflect a dangerous dependence.

These mentors can sometimes see themselves as demigods, wielding undue influence over your life decisions.

Use Mentors Wisely

Mentors should provide direction, not become emotional crutches. They are there to guide you, not to dictate every aspect of your life.

Your biggest mentor is yourself, and the path to greatness is yours to walk. Relying too heavily on a mentor can stifle your growth and independence.

The Reality Check

Do you ever wonder, “What if this mentor disappears?”

If you are overly dependent on them, this thought should scare you. Instead, cultivate your own sense of direction and trust your instincts. You are your best guide on the journey to success.


Mentors can be valuable, but they should not overshadow your own abilities and potential.

Take charge of your path, face the hard challenges, and become your greatest mentor. Remember, the journey to greatness begins with you.

1 thought on “Stop Wasting Time Looking for Mentors”

  1. Very insightful article! While I appreciate your perspective on mentorship, I personally see you as a role model who offers the inspiration and standards I need to grow.

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