I was dipping into a little ancient Greek philosophy the other day and was introduced to some really great nuggets. I know to some this might sound boring, but honestly it's anything but boring. I believe it also has a great deal to do with the attitude you adopt when you make the decision to let your curiosity run wild and try to understand those deep thinkers. If your really looking to learn, then the hunger drives your passion to understand at a more advanced level. I wanted to know what those men of great fame knew!
One of the outstanding tidbits I learned is that the great thinker Socrates mentored another great thinker, Plato, who mentored another great thinker Aristotle. For those of you familiar with Orrin Woodward and the Team/Life training system, it is almost an exact model for what Orrin has done. Aristotle also mentored another great figure in history, who wasn't as well know for his intellectual property, but I'm sure you'll recognize the name of Alexander The Great! Isn't it interesting that mentoring created some of the most famous minds of history, yet there is so little of it today? What does that say about today's society? Who was the last great thinker that comes to your mind? It's been awhile since we've seen the likes of an Aristotle.
Heraclitus once mused, "you cannot step into the same river twice." What the pre-Socrates philosopher meant by that is that change constantly happens. This is good news for us as it serves as a reminder that we can constantly redirect ourselves to achieve our purpose. If you find a great mentor, change for the better is inevitable. A mentor will help you find your actuality and guide you to reach your potential, not unlike the acorn. While in actuality the acorn is an acorn, it's potential is an oak tree. A mentor will also aid you in that journey as we all have an oak tree inside of us yearning to sprout!