When I first started working at our Chinese restaurant, I barely knew how to speak or write Chinese. I didn’t even know most names of common takeout dishes. Completely unfamiliar and uncomfortable, it took me 4 months to make friends with the menu and to be able to write them down when items got ordered (not to mention that hungry, impatient people don’t want to be dealing with workers who don’t know their craft).
Day by day, what I learned through that process was that we can make a lot of progress through simply trying.
Just by giving things a shot, we make much more progress than had we done nothing at all.