This is easier said than done – I would argue that it’s not just that we fail to face our limitations, rather, it’s that we are unable to recognize our limitations.
So how do we fix a problem we don’t even know we have? Well, this is where criticism comes in – but it can’t just be criticism from anyone, it must be from someone whose judgement you trust and who doesn’t have an axe to grind.
If you can find someone like this, hold onto them like grim death. What they can give you is something that can’t be bought for any amount of money.
An honest appraisal.
Listen and learn.