This is the mandate of mentors.
Great mentors create environments in which their followers can flourish. By implication, it’s also their responsibility. Every interaction is an opportunity to expose the brilliance of the individual and showcase it to the world.
This is tiresome and draining work. It requires focus and intention.
Great leaders do this not because it’s easy or convenient, but because it respects the dignity of the individual, and allows the team to thrive. They have learned to recognise and acknowledge the potential in others. Often times still unknown to the follower.
Through delicate and visionary work, like an artist with a chisel, they chip away at that which detracts to reveal the masterpieces beneath the surface.
Appreciate the effort your leaders and mentors have deposited in your life.
Commit to do the same.