The taste talent gap described by Ira Glass is built on a foundation of judgment. Being judgmental about the quality of a product or result is what hopefully pushes me to create something better. Seeing that my taste is greater than my talent I spend the energy it takes improve my skills.
But in practice, that judgment is driven by comparison of others which get in the way of my own progress. Comparing myself to where others who have been in their industries for 20+ years is a losing game. There’s no way to catch up.
The only thing that makes sense is to compare to a former self. Then when my skills get developed rely on my taste to create the product and result I was originally looking for.