(A2A) This is almost too painful for me to answer, but I will attempt to do so anyway. Here goes…
Ask your own cards how you can take your tarot reading skills to the next level!
Real tarot readers do not rely on Quora to answer questions for them: they rely on their own Tarot cards because they already know they have the best question-answering system in their own possession. So, yes, if you really want to up your skills, you have to get into the mind-set that your Tarot cards are reliable and trustworthy, and you really do have the power to interpret them in an appropriate manner.
If you act as if you distrust your cards, your cards will distrust you. If, however, you learn to really love them, they will repay that love accordingly.
I have taken the liberty of down-voting every answer which began by saying they didn’t know at what level the OP was already. Duh! Are you tarot readers, or are you schmucks? (That’s a rhetorical question, by the way, I have already divined the answer to it).