It’s important to have people in your life that call you out on your bullshit. That’s where mentors come in.
I’ve got plenty in my life. And when they speak, I listen.
At least, that’s what I’ve always done. In the face of authoritative figures, I take in their nuggets of wisdom with gratitude.
I’m reconsidering my approach. Just because they have more experience in a particular area than me doesn’t mean I can’t discern what advice is right or wrong for me.
They are not omnipotent and know what’s best for my life.
My mentor told me that today, there were moments where I was lackluster in energy. I took it too easy on my job and let down my intensity.
Instinctively, I wanted to say, “Me? You sure you got the right guy here?” Instead, I listened without rebuttal.
I regret not saying what I felt. My belly lit up because I truly believe that I did not let up that intensity.
And if I feel compelled to push back, then I have to go with that instinct.