A lot of young people naturally don’t want to be responsible. Just one idea of what they can do and in their head, they are already sitting on fancy chairs and carrying big titles, jumping from pillar to post in the name of following their passion. You see, I agree that there is so much knowledge around waiting to be found, but too much of everything is bad. You don’t have to be everywhere to learn and not everything around is good for you.
So, you’ve found your path, yeah! Great! However, the next thing to do is prayerfully and patiently find a mentor and stay with him/her till it’s time to move. A mentor is an experienced and trusted adviser in a field of interest. In 2010, I realized I had to take my video making game to another level, so I prayed and waited on God and I believe he told me to contact Mr Niyi Akinmolayan. Back then he wasn’t all fancy, but he had all the understanding I didn’t have, and he was willing to share. I went on his set many times and that was how it all started for me.
To get, you have to give. It’s God’s law! Since he didn’t need money from me, each time I got the opportunity to learn from him, I would shut down my business and take my camera along to take pictures for him. I would also be on standby to be a blessing in any opportunity he gives me. Loyalty can grant you access to some quicker results than when you jump around. So if you have found yourself a mentor, stay with him. Even Jesus had followers and they weren’t following anything or anyone else. Don’t get me wrong, you may have to learn from other people too but let it be obvious to even the blind where your loyalty lies.
I write this post because of the many young people who reach out to me (young people who are obviously going about their dreams the very wrong way).
“What an elderly man sees in his sitting position a child won’t see even if he climbs the tallest tree.” “But sir, can I have more than one mentor?” Let’s just say that is a post for another day!
I have a mentor and I mentor many people too
FIND YOURSELF A MENTOR! Social media is great but it can only do a little for you. Selah!!!
BUT THEN, WHAT DO I KNOW?
Kindly let me know what you think in the comments section…cheers!