I have mentors! When i am stuck on a problem and need their help i take the time to write down a good yet short description of my problem before i reach out to them. I highlight the context, the problem the options and thoughts on each. i make it as concise as possible so as to not waste their time. Before i send it i imagine what they will say. Then i update what i wrote to address some of the obvious points in advance. i think about what they have said in the past. I think about what i have learnt from them in the past. Then, often i realise i don't need to bother them because the answer is now clear. I might email them to thank them for their continued inspiration. Truth be told. I have never spoken to any of my mentors. They don't even know they are my mentors. And perhaps they don't even know i exist.