Here was my response.
There was a time you didn’t know proper protocol, remember? I’m sure you screwed up a lot. It happens! I’m a perfectionist, so it frustrates me even more, but it’s life. Remembering the past failures will help you remember it’s a process. We all start off rocky. But it’s how you respond and grow that matter.
Use your knowledge to help others.
I taught some high school students journalism for about three summers (loved it) and continue to help fellow journalists, etc. I’m always willing to help, especially if I have the time and resources. My knowledge is for others and me. Don’t let your intellect turn into pride.
You still have a lot to learn.
Learning is a continual process. Never think, “I have arrived.” Or “I know all, no-one can teach me anything.” When you get that attitude, it won’t be long before you fall. It’s good to recognize your talents, but don’t go overboard. Sure you are awesome however, you still have a lot to learn.
Never discredit someone because you have more experience.
In school did you have a classmate that asked you a question, and then go ask someone else to make sure you were right? Ha-ha! Well, I guess they needed a confirmation. Point is, just because you have experience doesn’t mean you have all the answers. Be willing to listen to others, they may teach you something.
What do you think?
I hope these tips helped. It’s good to be proud of your accomplishments, but don’t let them get to your head. No one likes a stuck-up-know-it-all.