The problem is, most people don’t give their self awareness the attention it needs. This is an ability which is enormously important. I would even argue more important than any other skill. Without self awareness you will never be able to apply a high level of calmness, focus, balance, decisiveness or any other important ability that defines a great poker player. That’s not even mentioning attributes like attitudes such as dedication, persistence, discipline, hustle and patience.
First and foremost you must able to self-assess where you are now. You have to acknowledge what you are good at and where you suck. Without self awareness there is NO chance of getting to the root cause of your problems, and then finding out where you are right now in order to evolve to consistent improvement.
Even if you try to improve, it is like a missile launched without a target. Cruising around left and right, up and down, and at some point falling down. Without self awareness you are lacking perspective and self honesty.