Having all the tools you need but less effort, slows you down to achieve your goal.
You should know right away in the first place if you have the tools you need. Mind you, it’s not an excuse not to excel even the tools are limited.
This is where initiative comes in, with due respect to all workers, I still include myself as one, not all finds a way to solve an issue if they don’t experience it.
How could you solve a problem without even trying it, if it fails, so be it. You got the experience. If it turns out well, you have something to share in your future endeavors.