Language learning is about making mistakes and trying again, only to make more mistakes, hopefully different ones but sometimes not. Mistakes made during a self-study can be demoralizing but not quite as embarrassing as when you made them with a live conversation partner.
Having a thick skin and a sense of self-deprecating humor will certainly help. If we take ourselves too seriously, the chance is we are going to give up before we achieve our language goals.
Below is a humorous look of the 15 struggles of learning Spanish. I nodded my head yes like a bobble-head doll when I was watching the video.