Here is a little story.
One day I heard the most magical music my ears had the fortune of translating; Trey Anastasio's guitar playing. He was achieving sounds and feelings with music that gave me glimpses of heaven, hell, love, hate, life and death. I knew then and there that I must try to do that.
I was 17.
I started right away, playing 6-8 hours a day, ramping up my skill rapidly.
I did this for years and years.
One day, at around age 27, (ten years later!) I was in Music Villa, goofing around with a guitar. I was playing my usual Jesse style and there was another guitar player in the room rolling through all these classic riffs from Hendrix, Page, Harrison, etc... and I thought, "damn, I never learned any of those, no wonder I am still behind..."
Then I realized. He couldn't play my shit!
I played one of my licks that was overplayed in my own ears, old and tired, but realizing that my sounds were completely different than anything he could do, I found myself grinning ear to ear.
And I realized that I had spent 10 years doing my own thing and that no one could touch that.
My skill was beyond what anybody else could touch because it was my unique, God-given abilities that I had taken the time to hone, and I had not wasted my time trying to mimic or imitate.
I became truly humble that day. Humility is the ability to accept who you truly are. When you are badass at something, you aren't afraid to know it, and you aren't afraid to show it.