“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” - African Proverb
Finally, surround yourself with people who are cheering you on and lending you support when you need it. The journey will be easier, faster, and more fun if you do.
So how do you get this team of supporters together? Easy!
This can be as simple as telling your good friend or family member what your goals are and asking them to check in on you every once in awhile. Even better: ask a few friends or classmates to join your dreaming and goal-setting club! This way, you’ll have a support system for when things don’t go exactly the way you planned, and a group of cheerleaders to celebrate your successes when they do!
If you have someone in mind, make a list of questions for that person. Try to be specific about what it is you’d like to learn or need to know. You’ll also want to prepare a brief introduction of yourself and your goal, and explain why you’re looking for guidance.
Finally, put your game face on and reach out to your potential mentor(s). This is a brave step to take but well worth it. We think you’ll be surprised how often people are really happy to share their experiences and knowledge - how excited they are to pass on what they know.
TIP: Having trouble finding a mentor? Send us an email or tag us using #GGU2016 - maybe we can help!
- A vision of what a great year would look like and concrete GOALS to make that happen
- A network to support you on your journey
- The positive energy you need to keep you going
Keep us posted on your progress!