“I’ve discovered when individuals are young and unusually gifted, the most common tendency is to drift towards arrogance and, sometimes, raw conceit. Almost without exception when I detect conceit in an individual, I say to myself, They haven’t been mentored. I have never met a self-important, arrogant individual who has been well mentored. Truth be told, arrogance doesn’t survive mentoring. A mentor will point out your blind spots and will reprove you appropriately when you need to be confronted about your pride. And a mentor won’t back off. He or she relentlessly presses for excellence…As a result of being mentored, an individual learns the value of being vulnerable, open, unguarded, hoest, and, ideally, a person of authenticity”.
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