Think about a mentor of your’s, ideally someone who helped shape your life as a student or junior employee. What did he say to you then that’s stuck with you? What did she do that’s helped shape who you’ve become? What is it that you treasure about those conversations?
What would he or she say to you today? Could you locate that person and ask? (Google them if you’ve lost touch.) Whether real or imagined, have the conversation. What questions will you ask each other? What restlessness might surface, what clarity might appear in that conversation? What will you do with that this week?
First appeared June 3, 2013