You should never have to reinvent things, especially as there are other people you can learn from. Whatever you are trying to become or achieve, identify a list of people that can be useful to you in accomplishing what you aim for. Here are people to include on your list value.
People who are true to themselves: So many people crave success so much that they will do things by hook or crook to get what they want. Find someone who is achieving success without being pretentious; whose consistent character is their most outstanding trait.
Someone you can contact for advice: Everyone needs advice from time to time and it’s good to have someone for guidance. Seek those who demonstrate wisdom, who are thoughtful, listen well and will not give you ‘off the shelf’ suggestions; someone you respect.
Someone who can be your voice of sanity/reason: A lot happens that can frustrate you or simply prevent you from doing your optimum. Find someone who can help you put things in perspective, to avoid finding an excuse to do things that will not benefit you.
Someone who will teach you how to fight graciously: ‘Choose your battles’ is good advice because many battles are not worth fighting. But there are the occasional ones you need to fight in a way that delivers relevant outcomes.
Someone with the mindset you aspire to cultivate: The right mindset can accelerate your advancement and growth. Seek someone who helps you develop a mindset that focuses on the right things, teaches you not to give up when you make mistakes but helps you benefit from all your experiences.
Now take action: List and seek out people who will be useful to achieving your goals.