Congratulations. A black belt is a great achievement.
For me the most important thing about a black-belt is that it should mark the fact that you are no longer a student.
This does not mean that you stop learning. But what it means is that you are now responsible for your own learning.
I liken it to the difference between a degree and a post grad. In a degree you learn to think and do, but your teachers are in charge of what you learn. In a post grad you still follow the lead of your adviser, but you have to make your own judgments and decisions and justify what you do. Meanwhile your adviser claims all of your successes as there own. And pinches your best ideas.
Last edited by Tom bayley; 18-Feb-2017 at 12:39 PM.