Trust me. Its took me 4-5 years to get as good as I am now
I hope you learn alot faster!
Things that help modelling:
Meshsmooth (took a while for me to find), Chamfer (Smooths meshsmoothed corners if you still want a corner, where meshsmooth would usually curve it), and not forgetting Light Tracer, or Global Illumination.
And polygon modelling, creating holes, in surfaces without using Boolean.