There is something to beginner's luck. It is the freenes and openness of mind that beginners have having never done the task before. The best work comes from a free mind. A break from your work will get you out of a bad groove and free your mind.
The way of blacksmithing should be pursued honestly. Honestly, as in being true to the way you want to work. Often times, when you need to make a change about your work, the way you work, or how you work, you usually know what the right decision is, but that honest decision can often times be the hardest to make. You have to have the courage to make the decision that you know is honest, and try to follow the honest path.