Sometimes when we are trying to communicate with another person it can feel like crossing the Grand Canyon. There can be a huge chasm between the message we are intending to send and the message that is actually received. We can even tell someone while delivering our intended message that we aren't criticizing them, or that we aren't trying to hurt their feelings, but they still end up hurt and feeling criticized.
I'm doing my best to stay on the path to mastering my skills. I've only been writing for about a year. The thought of what it requires to become great makes me have second thoughts about trying--almost every day. But I keep going. Why? Because I love it. To know what I want to do with my life and to avoid it is sinful.