I remember seeking out career advice in school. Repeatedly, I was told to find “A Great Mentor.” Early in my career, I was assigned a mentor. I liked my mentor, and I looked up to her. She was a successful partner in another division. One day I asked my mentor if she had any advice for approaching my supervisor regarding a brief period of schedule flexibility since I was between child care arrangements. She looked at me blankly, and then laughed. “No,” she said, “I waited until I made partner to have children. I have no advice for you.” I left her office stunned, but I also appreciated her candid response. She could only mentor me to the extent of her experience, which it turned out was narrower than what I had come to need. She could only be a starter mentor. So when looking to yours for guidance, perhaps consider your source. Maybe it is time to find more mentors, or at least, the next one.