Thought Catalog


Some of the most meaningful relationships we develop in our 20s are with those who push us to reach our full potential. No matter how insurmountable our goals may seem, a strong leader provides us with a clear example of what we are capable of. Here are a few reasons why we could all use such a mentor in our 20s.

1. We need to receive honest feedback.

There are two unproductive types of feedback that we regularly receive in our 20s: negative feedback from those who are there only to discourage us, and insincere feedback, from those who are more concerned with our emotional state than the truth. The role of a mentor is to strike the sweet spot in between — by highlighting our strengths convincingly enough to encourage us, but also pointing out where we have room to grow. We need those constructive nudges to push…

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