“Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked to him, saying: ‘As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations. No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham’.” (Genesis 17:3-5)
I believe every person carries the seed of success. The ability to find another’s seed of success takes commitment, diligence, and a genuine desire to focus on others. You have to look at their gifts, temperament, passions, successes, joys, and opportunities. And once you find that seed, you need to fertilize it with encouragement and water it with opportunity. If you do, the person will blossom before your eyes. Raising people to a higher level and helping them be successful is more than just giving them information or skills. The good news is that when you understand some basic concepts about people, it opens the door to your ability to develop others.
Remember . . .
# Everyone wants to feel worthwhile.
# Everyone needs and responds to encouragement.
# People are naturally motivated.
# People buy into the person before buying into their leadership.
# The more you understand people, the greater your chance of success in mentoring.