I knew I needed version control long before I knew what is was and I have to admit that I had looked in to it before and been put off by how complex it seemed.
When starting my first job in web development it was a requirement that I knew git. And so I spent many hours trying to get my head around it, watching tutorials, looking at flow diagrams and drawings of 'branches'.
I really wish I'd found the Github interactive guide sooner, but maybe it wasn't around at the time?
Now that I use git every day I couldn't live without it, its saved my bacon many times and I never start a new idea without checking out to a new branch first. I still use Google for the more complex stuff though, git can get dangerous!