When Robin Wood posted his top 20 spoons in the world, I noticed that Barn had engraved "I believe in replication" on one. I appreciate this sentiment, especially as a newbie to spoon carving. I am still imprinting forms on my brain and training my hands to do things, and that only comes with repeated attempts. Gotta build up that muscle memory.
But I think Barn's declaration also points at another truth: that only with repeated attempts at something do we learn how to do something right. The mistakes we make early on are crucial to our development, and the faster we get through those mistakes the faster we get to the really good stuff. So don't be afraid to suck. Just get on with sucking.
I find this often when teaching writing to my social studies students. Many students feel their first draft needs to be perfect, immaculately conceived and born whole and fully formed like Athena emerging from the head of Zeus. And when their first sentence does not come out right the first time, they feel like they have failed, and that writing is too hard. Giving them permission to write a "shitty first draft" is crucial to their development. Lots of low-stakes assignments gives them the space to make mistakes and learn the craft.
Along these lines, check out this anecdote from Fail Fast, Fail Often by