As you first learn and start using these new words and sentences, they still don't really have a feeling, but rather are just arbitrary sounds that somebody told us have a meaning. Compared to your first language (L1), your speech will be slower and more awkward until you become more comfortable. This language still has no meaning to you; you're just in repetition mode. But, you're on your way!
Eventually, something exciting will begin to happen. One day, you will say these arbitrary sounds and you will suddenly realize that they're not arbitrary at all! They have meanings! You will start realizing that if you say these sounds, people will start to understand you and you will get results, and people will respond to you. If you go into a restaurant and make certain sounds, you will get the food that you want. And then, people will start responding. I remember when I first started learning Korean when I lived in Busan. I started with short, common expressions. -"What time is it? How much is it? Where is _____?"- When I went out, I wanted to try these new expressions. I went to the store, and I asked, "얼마예요"(How much is it)?" The person tending the store told me, and I was sitting there with a blank look on my face realizing I didn't know the numbers.- There's always something next.
If you are with a friend, and you make some other sounds, your friend may understand and respond to you. These sounds become a language, and this language is becoming meaningful to you. Now you’re communicating! The best way to learn anything is to make it meaningful to you. This same process happens at all levels of learning, not only in the beginning. We remember that which is meaningful to us.
There are two essential elements to learning and becoming proficient in anything new; time and effort. It doesn’t matter whether it is a new language, an instrument, a sport, math, science, singing, dancing, or anything else! Anything that's worth doing takes time and effort to build competency or eventually mastery. Nobody is an expert at anything in the beginning. Sure, some people may have more natural talent in certain areas than do others, but over time, consistent effort and practice beats natural talent 100% of the time.
A common pitfall people experience is comparing oneself to others and becoming discouraged. If you see someone who can speak a given language better than you, don't be discouraged: be encouraged! Learn from that situation. Try not to shut down. Understand that everybody who has tried to learn this new skill has been exactly where you are, feeling exactly as you do. If you're with someone who can speak English really well, ask that person how he/she did it. You never know, they may have been thinking the same thing about you! We need to get rid of the negative mindset that says, "I'm just not good at __(fill in the blank)__." If you put a glass ceiling over your head, that ceiling is as high as you will ever go; and that goes for any skill. Break down that mental barrier that says you can’t learn this. Have perseverance. Don't give up!