There is a spectrum of people learning languages. Some haven’t started yet, but are curious and starting to notice words in songs or dramas. Others are novices who dabble a bit. Further along, people can be classified as beginners, intermediate, advanced.
No matter how long you’ve been studying, it’s ok to be where you are right now.
Don’t compare yourself to others. Just accept that you are learning and it is a journey.
We all start from a place of knowing nothing. We all find our own path to learning. If something I have learned can help you, great. If you already know a better way to learn, please share. We can be stronger as a community of learners supporting each other.
So don’t judge yourself. Accept that where ever you are right now is OK.