It's no secret that mentoring can be difficult at times. It's important for mentors and mentees alike to power through setbacks with a positive attitude. Mentors should assist protégés with finding solutions to issues without negativity, and mentees should work through problems while trying to remaining positive. Encouragement from your mentoring partner can make hard times much easier to conquer.
Attitude is Everything!
When you find yourself in a difficult place, remember that your attitude concerning your situation is critical to success. Those who face each problem with a positive attitude are much more likely to succeed. On the other hand, those who face problems with a negative attitude are more likely to get in their own way, stopping themselves before they can truly begin. Discuss your attitude with your mentor. How can you improve?
Curiosity won't Kill You
It is commonly thought that curiosity is a good way to get yourself into trouble, but this isn't always the case. Several studies have shown that those with a curious mind tend to go further in their career - they always find a way to make things happen. Talk with your mentor today about how you can be more curious. You never know what will come of it!