It is hard to arrive at a destination if you don’t know where you have been and even harder if you don’t know where you are going. Embarking on a mentoring journey requires a sense of the destination and end goal. It will expedite your mentoring relationship and help focus your conversation if you have done the important work of exploring your own destination. The activity of creating a personal vision has proven helpful to mentees who are about to begin a mentoring relationship. Those who craft a personal vision are significantly more effective in their jobs and more likely to achieve their financial and professional goals than those who do not. It has been said, “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. ...

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