Are you getting smarter or dumber? The choice is yours... Unless you're already dumb, then you'll just blame somebody else for your 'misfortune.' ;)
@lbrindley Great questions. The first things I look for in a mentor are a few: 1) Has the person successfully done what I'm trying to do, 2) Does the individual come off a personable, with the spirit of a teacher who has my genuine best interest at heart. When your level of expertise matches the level of your mentor, its time to find a new mentor (in that area or another to pursue). Also, you can now be more of a teammate with that mentor, helping him or her as they help you, rather than being only a follower of them.
How do you know if someone is a good mentor? Also, how do you keep adding to your list of mentors if your level of expertise on a subject or skill eventually matches that of your current mentor(s)?