Mentors Essay

255 WordsJan 8, 20132 Pages
You must be careful who you choose as your mentor. People without money are very quick to offer their advice, and the world is full of people who claim to be life coaches, business coaches, or success coaches. The scary thing is that most of them haven't achieved anything. If you find a life coach over the internet how do you know they've actually achieved something? On the flip-side rich people can make for bad mentors too. In the movie Wall Street the character Gordon Gekko says: "Greed is good." I made the mistake of taking this line to heart. I thought that greed was something from which I could draw motivation. The truth is that greed is not good. Ambition and passion are good. Greed is destructive. The first thing that happens when you get greedy is that your ethics became compromised. You want to make as much money as you can as fast as you can. And it doesn't matter who gets hurt along the way. However if the person you are modeling yourself after is motivated by greed you do not need to follow in their footsteps entirely. You can pick and choose which characteristics to emulate. You can emulate their ambition but not their greed. You can incorporate their strategies without incorporating their ethics. Be careful with who you pick as your mentor. Don't pick the unshaven guy on the side of the road wearing the dirty sweat pants, but don't pick the guy whose decisions violate your

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