Never stop learning.
I learned this very early on in my career when I quickly realized that if I was to be even half as good as I’d like to be I’d better be willing to become a “student for life” in the areas that I wanted to master.
So I have purposely, explicitly, and intentionally sought out opportunities to learn. I don’t expect that I’ll just pick stuff up by being around people or by doing stuff. I pro-actively learn.
Don’t be arrogant. Don’t be apathetic. Don’t waste the chance to do something great just because you never actually learned how to do it.
And make sure that you help teach others to learn too.
[Image from Jeezny]