In the last post, I discussed being a coachable man, and needing a mentor in your life to help guide you along the way. This concept comes from Darrin Patrick’s book, The Dude’s Guide to Manhood.
A few things I took away from Chapter 2 include:
– At some point, we’ve all felt that we are cosmically insignificant–and then we work to bury that feeling as deep as we can.
– Men consumed with filling their own emptiness rather than acknowledging it cannot be taught.
– Learning to be coachable is impossible for men who are attempting to cover up their own lack of glory. Some men want to maintain the illusion of control, so they never acknowledge their ignorance.
– Enough excuses! Confront life head on!
– Being teachable means facing our weaknesses and our ignorance and having the courage and humility to change.
After reading Chapter 2, my search began to find a mentor. In my opinion, the best place to look is in your church. That is where I found mine. I wanted a guy that was older and wiser in many of the things that I myself want to be. He is a very passionate , yet kind and level-headed person. He works hard to provide for his family. I approached him with what I was looking for and he agreed to meet with me.
The problem I am having though is what to talk about in the first conversation. Do I discuss my past and what has brought me to the point of needing a mentor? Do I talk about current struggles?
I don’t know where to start.
Until next time readers, God Bless!
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