By Tara Dimick, All this talk about generations has had me thinking about all the people, young and old that have brought their knowledge, their experiences and their values to my table to help me grow and improve.
I am blessed with Xers that help me define my business; Boomers who give me advice and encouragement from their own experiences and knowledge; and Millennials that remind me that if I am not moving forward, I am already behind.
But it doesn't come down to generation definitions; it comes down to values, morals and work ethic. It comes down to what a person does with the hand they are dealt. These are the pieces that truly define what each one of us brings to the table.
Take a moment to think of just two people that you have learned from and grown because of. Maybe you never thought of them as a mentor, maybe you never acknowledged it, but the thought will bring a smile to your face and a memory to your heart.
To my mentors, role models and friends, both those that know how much I appreciate your help and those that may never know how much I have learned and grown from my time with you...thank you, you have impacted me many times over.
Be more than your generation definition. Learn from all the generations, pay attention to people that inspire you, and listen to others' experiences. Don't be defined... Define Yourself.
"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." - Lao Tzu