Here are a few nuggets from April Wilson's German Quickly: A Grammar for Reading German:
Anfang is kein Meisterstück. (A beginning is no masterpiece.)
Geduld is der Seele ein Schild. (Patience is a shield for the soul.)
Arbeit überwindet alle Schwierigkeiten. (Work overcomes all difficulties.)
In other words, it is ok not to be an expert at this point. We all have to start somewhere. As much as I'd like to be fluent, there is no shortcut to learning a language. So patience and hard work are the only ways to proceed. To learn German I need to make a million mistakes, so I'd better keep plugging away!