How long have been training? Of that total time, how long have you been training correctly (based on your current set of standards)?
After you have answered those two questions, think about this: For the time in your training period that you were training "incorrectly", what would you have preferred?
a) An experienced veteran to correct all your mistakes, thus accelerating your body's growth and bringing you closer to your goal. [That means that today you would be closer to your goal than you actually currently are]
b) Or do you prefer that you made your mistakes, so that you learned how to understand your body, so you learned skills such as adaptation, research, etc. Basically all the skills trial and error have given you thus far. [That means that today you would still only be as close to your goal as you currently are]
Please pick a letter and explain why.