Slow down when someone is explaining something you need to know. Take notes. Read them over. Carefully. And then, if a challenge comes your way, instead of saying “Hey! This happened! Now what am I supposed to do about it? No one told me anything about this!”
Instead, you’ll say something like “Oh yeah, I have that in my notes. Let me see what it says here. Oh. now I remember when Ellen told me about this and what I need to do. I see. This is no problem.”
Don’t jump to conclusions. Listen when people speak, and then calmly apply what they told you when you need to. It will save you a headache.