2 of 4 (the second type of friend you need)
I believe there are four types of relationships that everyone needs in their lives,
A mentor, someone that has walked the path that you want to walk, a person that can guide you with sound advice or even better, great questions. I've had many mentors over the years for different aspects of my life, career, spirituality, finance, and family. My wife and I still take couples to dinner who we think have strong marriages, just to hear their stories.
Who are your mentors? If you don't have any, go and find them. Seek them out.
Get skin in the game, have mentors.