Prioritizing learning over pride!
Being the least experienced or least knowledgeable person in the room is a humbling experience, and those looking to improve past that point will likely seek knowledge from everybody.
The white-belt is the lowest rank for martial artists and it represents a martial artist who has just started & is essentially a novice.
A major part of being a white belt includes the fact that everybody has knowledge and experience to offer. However, along the line, people tend to lose that mentality.
As someone gets better at something, it can be easier to allow his or her pride to keep him or her from seeking other people’s advice.
The important thing to note about the white-belt mentality is that the mentality is not conditional to your experience. It should remain the same despite your degree of knowledge.
The fact is, if you aren’t learning new things, you’re going to remain stagnant. If you are only seeking knowledge from a selected group of people, then you are severely limiting the amount of knowledge that you can gain.
Everybody has a unique approach to things as well as unique experiences that allows them to have a unique knowledge that they can share with others.
Craft your approach with the mentality of someone with a white-belt martial artist & you'll never stop learning new things.
Always remember that everybody has something they can teach you!
Try hearing as many different perspectives you can, it’d open up your mind & increase your intelligence manifold.