Be A Lifetime Learner & Get Good Mentors

Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can – there will always comes a time when you will be grateful you did.

I believe in learning everything I can because no knowledge is a waste. But any knowledge that is not leading people to the positive side doesn’t make sense to me. We are like travellers in this life, and before we arrive to our destination, we might meet flat tyre, (obstacle) if we know how to change our tyre, we can change it snappy. If we don’t know how, we might wait all day long or more for who will do it for us like mechanic or Good Samaritan, depending where the car punctured. Remember if we refuse to develop our-self by devoting our time to learn new things especially the necessary things we suppose to know, we will be paying for it whenever we need it and if we pay for what we don’t know, we have paying for our ignorant. That is how the journey of life is before getting to our destination.

Everyone in this world, who wants to know something specific about some issues, ask the experts. So, whenever you want to know something in detail, you can tap into the knowledge of experts, scholars and experience people like connecting to a main-frame computer. You can even discuss, chat with some experts.

When I arrived Emirates for the first time; Hunger nearly sends me to the land of no returning. I survived hunger as a result of knowing how to give a nice hair-cut. And “afterward” the first job I secure is as a result of knowing how to swim in a beach club. Which my mom tries to stop me in the journey of learning how to swim; so, that I will not sink into river and die, but I resisted, as if I know it will be of a help in the approximate future. What you know can be added as a skill to beautify your ingenuity to excel,. I read the book of Authors, blogs not to be nonentity but to grab from their knowledge by knowing what get them BIG.

Any Celebrity, Athletes, Coach or experts who don’t want people to grab from what he or she knows should hide in a sheaf or know how to hide his or her work, because creativity is knowing what to do and how to save it for a profit. But I believe the best way to make impact in this life is to unleash the treasure in you and offer growth to people behind you, that is what successful people do. They push each other forward. Am not encouraging people to be imitators because your imitation is your limitation;. Why would you want to be another person, the beautiful ones are yet unborn, you can be the most beautiful. Hard work and believing in your-self pays. I read the work of those who inspires and motivates me to know what push them forward and add it to my own ingenuity to excel. The bible said he who works with wise shall be wise but the companion of fools shall be destroyed. Proverbs 13; 20

In the movie of Jack-Chan called the “drinking master” the boss in that movie bit hell out of him. And he ran to his coach to be trained, Afterward; he became perfect and in the last fight he used his master technique to deal with the boss before killing him with his own skill or (ingenuity).

What does it teach; When you acquire different types of skill, you can play samba-samba like Brazilian footballers using your ingenuity.

Brazilians knows different types of skills in teams of football but no one can compete with them in skill called samba-samba.

One of my mentors, Martin Luther king Jr. Was publicly known with I have a dream. That word I have a dream is not his word. He borrowed it from his mentor. His mentor supported him. He excels with that topic and publicly known with I have a dream. His mentor never said why are imitating me or copy my work but he encouraged him to fly.

He changed the face of American society, and his courage and achievements are an inspiration to millions of people. But who inspired him?

In this post, we’ll look at the people who mentored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and what their famous protégé can teach us about mentoring today.

Core Values
One of the main things we associate with Dr. King is the principle of non-violence. But the person who taught him that principle often doesn’t get so much attention: his professor at Boston

University, Howard Thurman.
Thurman had travelled the world in the 1930s to explore religion, and met Gandhi in 1935. He learned all about the philosophy and practice of non-violence, and shared those lessons with his protégé.

King acknowledged many different people as teachers and mentors, but Thurman was central because of what he taught King about Gandhi’s lessons, which King later put into practice in the struggle for civil rights.

The Courage to Stand Up
Another of King’s mentors, civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, taught him a lot about courage. Rustin was one of the few public figures in the 1940s and 1950s to be openly gay. This was a tremendous hardship in that time, when laws against homosexuality were still on the books, and hostility towards gay people was intense.

A 2013 White House announcement awarding Rustin the Presidential Medal of Freedom said: “As an openly gay African American, Mr. Rustin stood at the intersection of several of the fights for equal rights.”

Rustin’s homosexuality even caused him to be ejected from the civil rights organization he’d founded with his protégé, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, but King himself never lost sight of his mentor’s worth to the movement. When he needed someone to organize the 1963 March on Washington, it was Rustin he enlisted. King’s “I have a dream” speech changed the course of history, but much of the behind-the-scenes work was done by his mentor, Bayard Rustin

A Father Figure
Another key mentor for King was Benjamin Mays, president of Morehouse College in Atlanta, where King was a student. Mays were the son of slaves, and gave King a strong sense of the historical context in which he was fighting.

The two remained close after King graduated college and started becoming a leader in the civil rights movement. King sometimes used his mentor’s words in his speeches, but Mays never complained or asked for credit. He was happy to let his protégé borrow what he needed from him, and supported King even when King became more well-known than Mays was himself.

After King’s assassination, he gave a moving eulogy at the funeral of his protégé:

To be honoured by being requested to give the eulogy at the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is like asking one to eulogize his deceased son — so close and so precious was he to me …. It is not an easy task; nevertheless I accept it, with a sad heart and with full knowledge of my inadequacy to do justice to this man.”

Lessons from Dr. King
Here’s what Martin Luther King, Jr.’s experience as a protégé can teach us about mentoring:
Good protégés have several different mentors, and learn different things from each of them.
The best mentors are happy to see their protégés become more famous than they are, and don’t try to hold them back.

Often protégés borrow ideas and words from their mentors and good mentors are generous enough to let them do it without asking for credit.
It seems appropriate to end with a quote from Dr. King himself, some words that are very pertinent to the topic of mentoring:

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

Fly unlimited.


  1. These are wise words. Getting stuck in one way of thinking is limiting, and learning continues even when you’re considered a “senior”. Traveling with an open mind is an exciting and invaluable experience for escaping the familiar and learning new things and other ways of life. Agree that mentors are very important, especially for young people.

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  2. “Give a man a fish, and feed him for a day. Teach him to fish, and feed him for a lifetime.” This quote is widely thought to have been said by Lao Tzu. If we are open to learning what others have to teach, and willing to teach others from our wealth of knowledge, we build a better world.

    Lean on the strength of God and we will become a beacon of light to others, leading the way to Him.

    Peace to you.


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