The phrase "a poor workman always blames his tools" has always bugged me — poor tools hinder the quality of your work. Great workers blame their tools too! If they're not performing, they should be blamed. You simply can't do your best work without amazing tools and the skills to wield them well.
Great tools let us do the impractical and the impossible. They give us super powers.
The goal should be to know your tools so well that you can focus on the work at hand, without having to think — they should be second nature. These tasks will help you begin that journey.