CONNECTING, THE MENTORING RELATIONSHIPS YOU NEED TO SUCCEED IN LIFE by Paul D. Stanley and J. Robert Clinton, explains how we were meant for each other. None of us are fully equipped to excel in life. Our weaknesses, blind spots, limited capabilities and lack of experience all point to one thing-interdependence. Which is why connecting with others plays such an indispensable role in healthy development. Having access to the wisdom, experience, vision, and direction of those who have gone before can put you years ahead of where you'd be on your own. So why don't we place more of a priority on developing these essential, empowering relationships? Stanley and Clinton say the main reason we miss out is that we simply don't understand the true nature of mentoring-a problem that is easily overcome.