It’s important to have goals and drive but also to stop yourself and ask ‘why’? Why is it so important that I achieve a certain pose? I ask myself this on a regular basis. Often my honest answer is, “because I saw someone else do it and I need to be able to do it just as well. . .aka EGO.” Other times it’s because I’ll feel empowered, or present, or connected or even magical. Regardless, it’s important to ask yourself why. You may find after you answer the pose it is of no importance or it may very well rock your world. The key is to stay honest.
Be open to modification, practice and dedication.