When practicing brand new ideas and concepts, be patient with yourself. It takes time for everything to really come together. Even if you think you should know how to do something, there's always a new way to look at it that can change what you thought you knew. For example, even though you may know how to read the words in a book, there will always be a book that rearranges those same words to tell a different story. Understanding the words is just one part of it. Learning how to be patient enough to truly understand the story is the more challenging part. In order to grow, you have to practice things that are out of your comfort zone.

As far as I can remember, I've always struggled with having patience. I'm the kind of personality that wants things fast and now...or yesterday even. But then I came across a play on words that stuck with me.  Those words being "Patience" and "Patients." The relationship between the two was simple. Developing a character of "patience" could help prevent becoming a "patient" by saving me unnecessary anguish and stress in any of my endeavors.
So now, when I come across students that lack the patience needed at times to properly learn skills required by a pursuit of excellence in the chosen craft - in this case, playing the drums- I try very hard to instill in them the importance of being kind to themselves while learning. Some goals will take shorter times then others. Some will take a lifetime to develop. Regardless of the time it takes, there is no reason one should take the joy out learning by being angry at themselves, or overly frustrated with the process. I believe Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Life is a journey, not a destination." I'd like to add to that by stating that sooner or later we eventually get to where we inevitably have to go. So there's no need to worry about it. Just do the best you can and free up your mind to embrace all the joy that's around us when we choose to let things happen as they will.