The Power of a Mentor

The word ‘mentor’ comes from Homer’s Odyssey. During the ten years that Odysseus struggled to return home from the Trojan wars, Mentor served as a surrogate father to Odysseus’s son Telemachus.

I had never given much attention to having a mentor until now. But after working closely with my team lead and fellow developer for past couple of months, I am truly amazed at what having a mentor does for you. In the last couple of months, I have learned so many things from him, both as a developer and as a professional, skills whose value can not be measured with money.

It need not have to be a professional mentor-mentee relationship, my mentor does not even know that he is my mentor. Just observing someone whom you respect, can teach you many things.