The ability to evaluate one’s own ability is the most important skill of all. Without it, improvement is impossible.

This is kind of like Metacognition.

I must cultivate the ability to get out of my own head. Detachment is a sort of natural ego antidote. It’s easy to be infatuated with your own work. i.e. every narcissist

What is rare nowadays is not raw talent, skill, or even confidence, but humility, diligence, and self-awareness.