If someone has been down the road you are on, ask them for their ideas and listen to their experience.
When someone is an expert, trust their wisdom.
We all must learn and earn to gain our own knowledge, but our growth is accelerated when we trust those who have finished what we are just starting.
It takes humility to admit our own situation isn’t so unique that we have nothing to learn from others. General truth is far more important than specific excuses.
The opposite is pride and is evident when we trust our own ideas over those who have the expertise, knowledge, wisdom, and experience to help us be better.