Muhammad Ali was one of the all-time best because he knew it was going to happen before evidence appeared. This may be the most important qualities all champions share - they have an ability to believe so deeply in themselves, that all current circumstances become irrelevant.
For you to take your "game" to the next level, you're going to have to lay it on the line, and declare your 1% Success Story before it manifests. If you wait for it to happen before believing ... it won't happen.
Every morning when you wake up, repeat to yourself: "What's my driving force? Attack fearlessly today - all day. I believe!"