Mentor It Forward
Posted on 29 August 2011
Most people have heard of the movie Pay It Forward from a few years back. The main concept in the movie is that frequently when someone does something nice for us, we aren’t always in a position to repay that person for their kindness. Sometimes it’s actually impossible to “pay it back.” So “pay it forward” simply means to do something equally nice for someone else.
Today my post isn’t a long one. It doesn’t require a lot of details or background information. Today’s post is just a simple request. Find someone in your industry, or someone who shares a similar interest with you, maybe someone in your local camera club, and who isn’t yet at your level of proficiency. Then see if you can help them. Maybe you have lots of time and can really coach them. Maybe all you have time for is a helpful tip or two from time to time. — The goal is not to look for anything in return. Instead, the goal is just to simply help someone else. The ironic thing is that most of the time you learn something new or receive something in return you never expected. If nothing else, it will make you feel better about yourself and it’s hard to top good karma.