If you ask me what is the simplest discovery that has broad applicability in almost all walks of life, I would say it is the bell curve. You can explain a ton of things just by applying the bell curve theory (if there is one)
Getting advise is really easy. What might be very complicated for you will be easy for a person with a competence in that domain. Many times what you do with that advice is more important than the advice itself. Not everyone follows the advice. I think people fall into different categories when it comes to applying what they learn from a competent teacher.
[Of course, the bigger question is how will you convince this competent teacherr to teach you? Are you willing to pay the price? That’s a separate discussion anyways]
Here is a bell curve segmenting the crowd of learners.
Being a teacher, I am interested in helping people who have the potential to become transformers. So, I am careful who I pick to coach. I am sure your teachers will be proud if you are a committer. That’s a gift in itself. However, nothing can bring more joy to a teacher if his or her students are becoming transformers.
Go ahead, aim to be a transformer. That will be the biggest gift you can give to your teachers.