The Green Hornet success came from a side kick name Kato aka Bruce Lee in real life and would kick butts to fame and capture Hollywood by storm. Yet his humble beginning wouldn’t be a success if he was not taught by a master named Ip.
There is nothing like having a great mentor and passing the skills to his pupil. Self taught will take years to develop the right skill but if one is lucky, mentoring is the shortcut.
Learn from the master. Find one if you can and learn from them diligently.
If your into D.I.Y., keep practicing.