Don’t wait for people to show you or teach you! (Quit wasting time, get down with your bad self!)
You want to be good, put in the time. (If it were easy, then it wouldn’t be a skill.)
Step up and do it for yourself. (Take initiative!)
Seek out help once you have a certain level of understanding. (People are more willing to help those who have helped themselves.)
Ask questions! (Again, a specific question will show that you are trying, most guitar players will take a moment to answer a question.)
Know what you can do, and what you need to do/study/practice next. (Strengths and weaknesses.)
Jam with more experienced players when you know your basics.
Never give up! (Ever, ever, everrrrr!)