Here is some motivation from The Samurai Carpenter. If you are learning a new skill, dare to take on projects that are challenging and will get you out of your comfort zone. You may not get it right the first time, but you will learn from experience.
Feel free to stop the video halfway through as he is going to ramble on about some other things he has going on in his business. But what he is doing with the woodcarving project is quite awesome.