I'd always been taught I was no good with tools. Dad yelled at me whenever I made a mistaken, and the first time you do anything you make mistakes, so I solved the problem by never doing anything he was interested in - which included anything to do with hand tools.
Now that I'm a homeowner there are things that have to be done. My choices are to pay someone else to do it or do it myself. I don't like spending money so I'm learning to do all sorts of things.
This weekend I finished up the flooring in the downstairs kitchen. I'm very pleased with the result. The only downside is now the walls look worse in contrast; I'll have to do some so I can at least put baseboards on. But still, this is progress both on my house and my skillset.