Find A Mentor, Be A Mentor
If you have a person in your life that you admire and they’re willing to share nuggets of wisdom with you in order to help you develop as an individual, then be a sponge and soak it in. If not, try to find one. Learn the ropes and learn to counter-punch from someone who is willing to share their life experience. In other words, learn from someone else's mistakes. It’s not easy in the real world and any advice we can get is helpful as we attempt to navigate life's confusing landscape. And, on the other hand, if you have life experience that you're willing to share then become a mentor.