As we look around and we are working the question that I have is, who will continue the work after you are gone? Have you chosen for the younger generation one who will take over? As a leader in the church, I have taken on the following thoughts regarding my role.
It is my duty in life to share my experience and advice with others, so they are able to advance. I mentor the younger generation as a way of giving back and making a difference.
I teach both hard skills and soft skills to young professionals. Technical training is just as important as life skills.
Patience is one of the virtues that I encourage youngsters to display.
I also encourage those under my tutelage to work hard. Giving less than a complete effort is far from enough.
Each activity that I undertake is done to my fullest potential. I use my examples of success through hard work to build that attitude in others. The positive instances from tough victories also serve to encourage me to practice perseverance.
Although hard work requires a tough countenance, I stress the importance of being soft-hearted.
My accomplishments keep me humble because I maintain my sensitive side. The young people under my influence are students of my humility. I inspire them to win modestly and accept defeat with grace.
I stress the importance of an intentional daily devotional relationship with God to understand and guide me in my ministry as well as my life. I train the younger generation to do the same.
Today, I am proud to use my experiences to influence the lives of others. Being a mentor is one of my most rewarding roles. My dedication to steer the path of youngsters is a symbol of my commitment to making the world a positive place.
Self-Reflection Journal Questions:
- How do I indirectly serve as a mentor to young people without them even knowing it?
- What are some of the examples of mentoring that I undertake?
- How do I handle situations when my students resist the guidance I am offering?