When you were a beginner you let yourself be clumsy because quenching your curiosity was well worth the bruises.
And some people were judging you then just as some people are judging you now, but you hadn’t the time or inclination to care. You were too busy enjoying yourself, immersed in the adventure of romancing life.
That’s the secret: the beginner lives life fully open to the process. Skinned knees, roughed up feelings and all.