Last year, I was assigned a project that was an immediate challenge, a legendary dragon. At the time my coding skills were not very good (they're better now). To slay this dragon I had to read through Kendo-UI documentation and use Google extensively . I was able to put together this drag and drop dashboard, make it responsive and clean AF. After this project I've used Material Design specs in a number of things.
Always work on your craft, always learn, always push yourself out of your comfort zone and see the wonderful things that can happen. Oh, and slay dragons.