Mentors are actually destiny helpers.
Many have missed out on their God assigned mentors, due to an inability to discern them, pride and arrogance or the foolishness of thinking they can make it without direction from those who have gone a head of them.
Mentors help you lift the burden on your journey, they see what you do not see and know what you do not know. Mentors should be friendly but firm, disciplined and caring enough to straighten out their protege. A good mentor is one who knows where you are coming from, feels what you are going through but allows you to bear your own 'cross'.
Since life is designed for relationships, and we need other people to get to where we are going to, it's time we start opening ourselves up to the wisdom and privilege of good mentors.