“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.” -Bruce Lee
Joshua was a warrior, Solomon was a king, Timothy was a preacher, and they all had one thing in common: they succeeded great men (Moses, David, and Paul). The younger men allowed themselves to be mentored by more experienced men so that they could learn their craft. Thus in some ways these younger men were able to do more because the more experienced men allowed them to stand on their shoulders. No matter what age you are you need people in your life to glean from and lean on to do what you’re destined to do. Personally, while there are many people I learn from, the man I look to the most is my dad: he’s taught me a lot even while I’ve still got a lot to learn! For you that might be a professor, mother, or boss. To accomplish the greater things God has called you to, learn from people God has put in your life. They will make you better.
Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance (Proverbs 1:5, ESV).