Learn to enjoy food. You'll never cook well if you don't care what you eat. This means tasting and smelling food properly. It's absolutely vital to have a standard when cooking, and these basic senses are all you need.
Have some patience. Enjoy the process of cooking; it does take time. Impatient cooks would do better ordering takeaway.
Follow your nose as you cook. The basic tip is to add strong flavours first, and delicate flavours last. You'll know how the cooking is progressing just by smelling it.
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