up, were there people in your life who encouraged you, showed
you the ropes, and helped you become the person you are today?
Think about family members, a teacher or coach, a neighbor,
a boss, or family friend; those people were mentors to you.
successful people say they had mentors along the way who guided
and encouraged them. The Harvard Mentoring Project
has been conducting videotaped interviews and collecting written
essays in which prominent people from various fields talk
about their mentors. Maya Angelou cites a grade school teacher who sparked her love of poetry; Quincy Jones points to the powerful influence of musician Ray Charles;
and Sting credits a teacher whose energy inspired a lifelong passion for learning. Other participants
include President Bill Clinton, Clint Eastwood,
Cal Ripken, Jr., and Tom Brokaw.
or read the stories about mentors in their lives,
or read a list of famous mentor-mentee
who mentored you? Think about individuals in your own life
who offered you encouragement, shared their experiences and
knowledge, and sometimes just listened when you needed to
talk. Do they know what a lasting difference they made? Find
out how you can thank
Mentored You? Thank Them, and Pass it On...Mentor