Expert performers rely on the reflection and perspective of experienced observers.
Experts know their growth requires deep focus. But deep focus narrows perspective. The ‘head in the sand’. The hole you are digging is the right hole for now and it is getting deeper faster. But the tide is coming in and soon you will be in the wrong hole!
Feedback from coaches, mentors and observers gives warning, and perspective. Together they confirm the right focus. This is the learning team. Experts know they cannot see themselves without reflection from others.
Learning teams win the long game.