Like mentioned in the article, appearances aren't everything; it is more so the thought that counts. In my mentorship, it is important to remember that I need to make a great and lasting impression by the tasks that I complete. Although it is vital to show that I can do the task in order to receive more opportunities in the future, I cannot slack off and not try my best. It is crucial to give it my all even when nobody is watching, in order to better myself and everyone around me. It is also important to always want to make a difference and not just show up at the mentorship in order to receive the hours and credit for being there. You have to be physically and mentally present. It is a motive to make a difference and change someone's life but you have to continue to have the drive in order to reach this achievement. I also need to perform my best every day and treat it like a real job or a year-long interview. Each day has new obstacles that I have the opportunity to overcome, and I need to show my mentor and the rest of the staff that I am capable of completing everything that is thrown at me efficiently.
This article resembles me in the sense that I genuinely want to do good and make a difference. This mentorship is not just for show, I truly want to gain knowledge from this tremendous experience. I was having a conversation with a friend earlier in the year about what I was going to be doing during my mentorship, he told me I should just look at my phone. I laughed at this comment because it shows the contrast of our characters and intentions. This is very similar to the article because he is reaping his mentorship for the benefits and bought into society's typical downfall of taking shortcuts and not caring about the cause. I went into this mentorship knowing that there would be many benefits, but I have good intentions and I want to use this mentorship as a chance to gain knowledge, experience, and prove to myself and my mentor that I am capable of reaching my goal of becoming a physician's assistant.