Most of us are really, really close to becoming elite in some area in our lives (I consider elite as the top 5%-10% of the performers in a field, your definition may differ). Most of us do a great job 80%- 90% of the time at what we do, and there’s only a few small things we miss.
That’s great news. It means you literally need to make a few tiny tweaks to around 10% of what you do to jump into an entirely new category of performer. To put this in perspective, if you’re a pro musician who only makes small errors around 5% of the time, you’ll only need to tweak 5 minutes of a typical two hour set with two 10 minute breaks.
There’s a catch, of course. You have to know what to tweak, and you have to actually want to change (translation: you will do whatever it takes to get to that last 5%). A coach can help you with the first barrier, but the second comes down to you.
Don’t settle. You’re almost there.