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Q. I have a longtime mentor who advises me on my career. He keeps telling me to give up my dream and be more practical. I am indebted to him for his years of help, but now I think he’s doing more harm than good. What should I do?
A. Have you weighed his input fairly? Here’s a test to find out: Try to restate his advice in fair, neutral language. Have him confirm that you’ve accurately summarized what he’s been telling you. If you still conclude that he’s making it harder for you to live your dream or is chipping away at your confidence, let him know. Even mentors appreciate a little feedback now and then.
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