We can seek guidance to speed up our learning curve, but some lessons, it seems, humans must learn for themselves.
Every new person in a profession cannot simply be handed the knowledge passed on from the last person that learned it, instead we must slowly but surely obtain information and experiences. Through that learning we gain competence and wisdom. And maybe, over time, each successor can push the needle forward just a little bit as they learn from those before them.
Are you currently obtaining information or sharing information to speed progress by those coming after you?