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Daily Prompt: Mentor Me – Vinay Sir

Daily Prompt: Mentor Me– Have you ever had a mentor? What was the greatest lesson you learned from him or her?


Vinay Sir left a great impact on my life and I was never the same. He stands out when I need to owe my life to someone who has inspired me for thousands of reasons.

As Nicholas Sparks quoted, “They inspire you, they entertain you, and you end up learning a ton even when you don’t know it”… I didn’t know when I started to learn things from him. It was a crisis time in my life. Personally, I was going through the biggest self-created trauma of my life… I was down and out; I used to lose my mental balance more often than not; my focus was certainly not on my Professional life and he embraced me in his aura. His persona has such a charismatic effect that I could not only come out from the trauma but improved as a professional. My programming became better and my vision changed. He not only taught me how to look at things, but inspired me to live a meaningful life.

Tears always come out from my eyes when I think about the things he has done for me. None, I repeat…None could have done it for anyone what he did for me. There were times when I couldn’t handle my emotions; I used to throw my mind’s garbage in front of him as if he was my father and every time he saved me from the SELF-DESTRUCTION. I could have done anything at that point of time but he was there to stand by me and he saved my life.

I haven’t forgotten what he said once… “Keep company of the things which are not alive…like Books, Games and other interest because living things may change after changed priorities”…and this sentence has been extremely influential after that day. I enjoy myself even when I am alone and this was unthinkable before three four years. I wanted to run away from my problems and even from my life and I stopped him indirectly number of times but still he inspired me…but “You can’t stop a teacher when they want to do something. They just do it.” – J.D. Salinger

There was something in his way of mentoring and later I realized that it was his patience to deal with the people whom you are mentoring. He never ever blamed us or shouted on us for our blunders; and let me be honest…It is not the easiest of things to do when you are leading a team. He took care of us as children and he wanted us to grow. His affection and love for us was more hidden considering the fact that he never expresses things; but when you have very good relation with someone then you tend to pick up things which show other person’s affection for us.

When I think about my life in Indore for three years he stands out. He knows how I think and he can narrate what exactly I will do at specific places in Indore. It was the worst time of my life between 2007 to 2010 but as it is said, “Time is a great teacher”… Vinay Sir was the better teacher than time.

When you study great teachers… you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style… I observed a lot on how he works and understood what dedication is!

Fortunately, He is always with me and He always inspires me!


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