I was talking to a guy yesterday and he said he had a garage full of woodworking tools and just didn’t have the drive to get started. He was amazed that I had made a house full of cabinets and that was the first time I had made kitchen cabinets. Well, I told him something that I had not really thought of until I said it.
I tried to explain my woodworking motivation by saying, “You should always take on projects that you have never done before and really don’t know how to do when you start, and ask yourself, ‘what in the world was I thinking,’ halfway through the project.”
This will force you to get busy and learn about woodworking in a pressure-cooker situation. You will be better and enjoy your craft more when you challenge yourself.
-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.