"Move forward" into what? Why? You can't learn everything on your own (I'm not going to say you don't need to listen to other people, that's not true, everyone learns from other people) but you can only learn things that are actually valuable from certain people. Everyone that has something to say and their message is not of equal value - or necessarily of any value at all*. So don't fall for that. You need to discern what people are saying and learn from truly wise people, not just any and everyone that has something to say.
*PBS is going to come hunt me down now.