Here's something that might surprise you though. Whenever I am facing a tough situation that might require my mentor's assistance, I never want to call him. Every time I do this tug of war in my head.
"You should call"
"But I don't want to"
"But you should"
I don't want to call because I know that when I do, he's going to tell me what's what. He's not going to take my side all the time, or just say words to make me feel better. He is going to listen and give a completely honest, objective opinion, regardless of how much it might bruise my ego. He speaks the truth in love no doubt, but it is truth all the same. And most of the time, it's difficult to swallow. Most of the time, I get off the phone feeling much worse than I did before the phone call, but with a much better grasp on the situation. I walk around with a bit of a lump in my stomach for the rest of the day, but in the long run, I am always grateful for it.
Here is the common misconception about mentors:
A mentor is not there to make you feel better about yourself.
A mentor is there to make you a better version of yourself.
That process is rarely comfortable, and never easy.
But...it's worth it.