Counsel in the heart of man is like water in a deep well, but a man of understanding draws it out. Proverbs 20:5 (AMP)
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We all need mentors – people who personally coach us in our walk with God.
When I am with a mentor, I ask questions. Asking questions adds to the quality of your life: “Counsel in the heart of man is like water in a deep well, but a man of understanding draws it out” (Proverbs 20:5 AMP).
Every person has a reservoir of knowledge, skills, and experience to share and you’re wise if you learn to draw them out.
In fact, you don’t have to limit asking questions to just a single mentor who you meet with on a regular basis. You can meet a “mentor” anywhere.
My suggestions is to keep a 3×5 card with you that has a list of standard questions you can ask whenever you meet someone you can learn from; you then pull out your card and ask questions like:
· How do you handle stress?
· What have been the greatest successes in your life?
· What do you think contributed to that success?
· What did you learn from the greatest failure of your life?
· What would you do differently if you could start over?
· What kind of books do you read?
· How do you manage your time?
· How do you manage your money?
· What have been the greatest lessons you’ve learned?
· What have been the greatest surprises in your life?