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Find a mentor in your life – A viewpoint


Finding a mentor is very important in Life.

Mentor in todays world is same as what we called a MASTER in ancient world.

Mentor is like a propeller in a rocket, as an engine in a train. He is a person who has the capability of looking into the gifts you have with you , the capabilities you have with you and guides your capabilities in right direction. He is a person who has the capability of taking the best out of you and holding you when you fall.

Once you find a right mentor in your life nearly half of your journey on the path of your dreams is achieved.

First Step:

Recognise the area where you require mentoring:
It is very important for you to first recognise the areas where you require mentoring. Probable areas could be

• Life Skills
• Sports
• Studies
• Setting up Business
• Skill Development

Second Step:

Qualities to look for in a mentor:
• He works with sincerity for the cause.
• He is passionate about what he is doing.
• He is ready to put in hard work.
• He may be meeting personal objectives but not at the cost of sacrificing you.
• He is capable of bringing the best out of you.
• He is capable of stopping you when you start wandering away from your goals and path.
• He is capable of providing mentoring in area you require i.e. he has the requisite knowledge of that field.

Third Step:

Finding a mentor:
Mentor can be
• Any one in your close circle (your friends, your relatives, your seniors, your acquaintances).
• Any one who is professional or who is practically working or doing really something good in the field you require mentoring in, so that he can guide you by practical experiences rather than bookish knowledge.
• Mentor can be anyone who wanted to do something great in his life in that particular field where you want mentoring and has not achieved the heights he wanted to, but has that fire inside him to produce somebody great in that field with his experiences.
Note:People who had fire inside them along with the knowledge to do something but have somehow not achieved what they wanted in that particular field ,can take you places because that fire is still alive inside them. You need to have an eagle’s eye to spot such mentors.
• You can look for mentors in the organisation you work for, in the educational institutions you study.
• For business purpose – you can enrol yourself into forums of business people. There you may find people, who have achieved in life and are now coming forward to share their knowledge and experience. It is often seen that people who have achieved in their life and have risen in their life are more than willing to share their experiences. Such people can act as best mentors.

As parents it is very important to connect our children to best people and find a mentor for them.


Success Story – Chris Rogers


Chris Rogers , an Australian cricketer, has made his maiden Test Century in fourth Ashes match against England to become the second oldest Australian to score maiden Test Century.

This is a story of perseverance and overcoming personal short comings. Chris Rogers suffers from short sightedness and colour blindness. Inspite of the physical constraints put to him by nature he was able to pursue his dream. It took a little too long for him to achieve but he did make it at the age of 36 years. He has become an epitome of hardwork and perseverance.


A little of his background in international debut:

Rogers is a left- handed opening batsman and a right handed leg-breaker bowler of Australia.
In May 2007 he was awarded his first national contract with Cricket Australia. In 2008 he played in the test series -Australia versus India. But, didn’t perform well. He was able to scored only four runs in his first innings of 212 and 15 runs in the second innings. As an aftermath of this his national contract was terminated. After more than five years of long wait since he played his first and only test match for Australia his name appeared in the team of sixteen players selected for Australian Test squad for the 2013 Ashes tour.

What happened after this is known to one and all .

What Chris Rogers had to say when he was selected?

“They see me as someone who can come in and offer something different with all that experience.”
“When the call came through I was absolutely delighted, but at the same time I knew there was a long way to go.”
Rogers conceded he “got a bit down” when selectors continually overlooked him after his one Test.
“When there were 50-50 calls and I missed out, and it seemed the selectors were going in a different direction, I mentioned to a few people I didn’t think I’d ever get a go,” he said.
“A lot of people said to never give up hope, and here I am. It’s pleasing to get one more chance.”

What selection chairman John Inverarity had to tell about Chris Rigers on his selection?

Rogers has scored almost 20,000 first-class runs, with nearly 10,000 made on English pitches, and selection chairman John Inverarity told him he had something unique to offer.

What Chris Rogers had to say after scoring his maiden Test Century?
“I wanted to believe I was good enough but never knew. To get a hundred that’s something that no one can take away from me.”

“It was emotional out there…It was my day today. There were so many things that went my way. You’ve just got to make the most of it and fortunately I did.”

• Physical constraints can be overcome by will power and determination to succeed.
• What matters is perseverance to do something!
• Take failures as the stepping stones and use tough experiences for ones own betterment.
Consider failures as opportunities to work on ones shortcomings and drawbacks.

Hats off to Chris Rogers!!!

Hats off to all people like him who dare to dream inspite of their physical constraints and failures!!!

Hats off to people who dare to pursue their dreams with perseverance!!!