Beginner's mind, expert's skill.

I think that's something to strive for. Maybe this is something you'll disagree with. But while having a beginner's approach leads to discovery, it's limited by one's ability to execute.

This is a balance I've always struggled with. Not being an expert, I can't effortlessly produce the sounds I want to. But also not being a beginner, I perceive sounds with a great deal of bias.