Last night's class was definately a valley and all we were practicing was basic seburi!. In answer to your question... I just keep practicing. How's that for an unsatisfying answer? These thoughts help me when I'm journeying through the valley...
- There is no such thing as a shortcut
- Practice and you will get better
- Having a long term goal is akin to having a lighthouse during a storm
- Remember how far you could see at the peak even though you see little from the valley
...and probably the most important thing to remember in all