pushing back on mentors

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.

Moving forward.