Don't rob yourself of the experience of being a beginner. Now is a precious time. You get to cut yourself some slack. You only get to improve. You get to look like an idiot because the explanation "I'm just starting out" applies only this ONE time!
I run marathons. I didn't start out running marathons. I started by almost passing out on Week one of c25k. Seriously. I had to lie down on the grass and wait for the world to stop spinning before I could drive myself home.
My first spinning class? It was awful. I threw up. In front of the class. Now? I can bike up a canyon and not throw up.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. ~ Calvin Coolidge
thank you for such a thoughtful response!
"Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got."-Janis Joplin