A key element of successful mentoring taking time to talk about both successful and unsuccessful past experiences. When a mentor shares events from his or her past, the protégé can learn methods to improve their own chances of success, and pitfalls to avoid in the future.
Experience Belongs to the Individual
The truest form of learning comes from personal experience. It is up to each individual to challenge themselves and glean everything they can from every experience. Talk with your mentoring partner today about your recent experiences - is there a lesson to be learned within them?