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Learn as you go
It doesn't matter how good you are at something, or how high up the chain of command you go, you should still be learning in everything you do. This is the only way to adapt to the changes, and to keep pace with those newbies coming through setting their own trends.
I have been a student now for 12 years, and I'm still learning new ways of studying, from note taking methods to revision and exams. It's been a lot of trial and error for me, and I'm still not set in my ways when it comes to learning.
The same can be said about my writing. I haven't been writing for as many years, but it's a very fluid process it seems at the moment each time I approach a new story or competition brief I'm trying something new. A few things are sticking, the way I plan my stories follows a similar route, but I'm still working on the best way for me to move forward with my work in a more constructive way. Much of it still feels like I'm wandering around in the dark!
Learning as we go can be said for anything in life that we're doing. Times change so fast we have to keep up for fear of being left straggling behind. I don't want to be a straggler, but for now I'll settle for hanging on the coat-tails to keep up.