Hi! Welcome back to #MentorshipMonday. Whether for personal development or career aspirations, mentors play a valuable role in the lives of people looking to achieve life goals and success. It's amazing to note that with over 7 billion people on the planet, we often feel alone. The workplace can be the same way. Growing up, our mentors were teachers, parents or older friends who blazed a trail for us. In the workplace, mentors are equally valuable with the life lessons they can provide to help us navigate our professional careers.
Mentors inspire us with wisdom, knowledge and understanding. A truly legendary mentor, author, poet, and activist was the late, Maya Angelou. Ms. Angelou touched the lives of many through her work. In fact, she was Oprah Winfrey's mentor. In remembrance of the incredible legacy she left behind, here are some of her most inspiring and uplifting quotes:
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."
"I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life."
"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
"If you're always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be."
"A wise woman wishes to be no one's enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone's victim."
"The desire to reach the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise and most possible."
"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better."
"I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass."
"I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back."
"Nothing will work unless you do."
"No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow."
Equally inspiring is what Ms. Winfrey has to say about her mentor--"She was there for me always, guiding me through some of the most important years of my life. The world knows her as a poet but at the heart of her, she was a teacher. When you learn, teach. When you get, give, is one of my best lessons from her.
If you are interested in giving back, we have options available at Shaffer Realty and Real Estate. To learn more about these exciting career opportunities--contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you soon! Warmly, Susan