I learned this one from Tony Robbins: find a mentor, or a model, and put yourself in their shoes. Whatever it is that you do there's going to be someone you can learn from. Find that person and connect with them.
In the movies the mentor always seems to find their pupil but that doesn't mean you have to wait around for Obi Wan to show up. For the past couple years I've made it a practice of reaching out to people whom I admire and letting them know I appreciate the things they're doing. I try to be specific and, here's a key bit, I don't ask for anything in return. I've emailed, Facebooked, engaged people in conversation after seeing them speak at events. Recently I've started having my students do this at the beginning of each semester and everyone is amazed that they get a response. It's funny, really, that in this world of hyper-connectedness that we don't think to reach out to our role-models.
Make a list of 10 people whose work you admire and write them a sincere, specific message (email, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) describing how their work has inspired you and don't expect them to all get back to you. Some will and some won't but you're training yourself to communicate appreciation and that practice will eventually reward you.
You don’t need to become a stalker but figure out what it is about them that allows them to do what they do. Is it a state of mind? A natural gift? Do they have some practice that you can adopt to improve your game?
This relationship can take any number of shapes: an actual teacher, a friendship, an email correspondence, an internship, etc. The point is to interact with people who inspire you, people who push you to excel. If you're the best person in the room it’s really easy to plateau but if you hang with people who have the thing(s) you want you’re much more likely to figure out how to get what they have.