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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?

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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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Teacher’s Pet – Teacher who had a real impact on your life


William Arthur Ward rightly quoted, “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

I am fortunate enough to have inspiring teachers from my school days. My father and mother both were teachers and from the very early age I used to worship my teachers. Even having certain kind of issues with some teachers, my respect towards them has been never doubted by soul; I don’t have fault finding tendency, though I must accept at times, I might not have been happy with certain individuals.

In my Primary School days, my father and mother inspired me a lot to participate in various co-curricular activities and that was the reason I was a active participant in elocution and song competitions till 12th standard. Mr. Vishnu Pandya, whom we used to call V.M.Pandya was a great inspiration to us because of English speaking ability. We used to imitate him while speaking English. In a small village where I was studying, he inspired me to speak English just because of his style and it has helped me over the years in my professional life. Our Principle Devisinh Parmar inspired me to inject discipline in my life. In my college days, I was extremely impressed by two teachers. I don’t like the word professors/lecturers because I feel the word “Teacher” has the great impact and attached respect with it. H.K. Desai impressed me with his simplicity and humble nature; even when I visit his home today, he is just like the person I know. Mr. Jitendra patel had an aura around him. In college days I used to be mesmerized by his personality, style, and discipline. I used to fear from his presence but I admire him a lot for his disciplinary life style.

Vinay Kher 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 live a meaningful 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 3-4 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…

You can’t stop a teacher when they want to do something. They just do it. – J.D. Salinger

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!

Daily Prompt: Teacher’s Pet