Why are you stingy with yourselves? Why are you holding back? What are you saving for? Another time? There are no other times. There is only now. Right Now.
Stop doing things half heartedly and give yourself fully- in order to progress you have to push past what’s normal. What’s the point otherwise? Next time I consider doing an exercise at anything other than full canter then I’m going to think of George and commit to the now. Balanchine had the right mindset folks.