"You do better on reds than you do on blues. I don't know why you even bother with blues."
"You're right. I don't want blues. I don't feel bad falling off reds."
Yep... mentally I don't push myself on what I think I should do. I do not commit and so, they often become a greater frustration than something harder.
There is an amazing sense of satisfaction when you finally complete that ever sought after ascent. Or there can just be piles upon piles of frustration in the process.
Just as with anything in life.
Spend a little time in the yoga world and it won't be long before you hear, "just surrender and let go."
What the hell? How do you try hard and let go at the same time?
Letting go of things needing to be different RIGHT NOW, is what surrender actually means.. It is a willingness to be happy, content with where you are and the steps you are taking in this moment. It is being happy with all the falling off right now.
For this to work for me, I tell people how many tries I will attempt to climb. I tell people when I will come back. I pay attention to why I fell and focus on choosing the highest probability approach. I ask someone for a power spot. I reverse the move to make sure I know the correct body position. In other words, I do my best to stay focused on the moment and not looking forward to success as much as possible.
FYI, this is what they mean when they say it is a practice. Try it.