Progression - How do you do it?

I’ve personally reached a point where I’ve lost interest in learning others tricks. I’ve got a good arsenal of mounts, dismounts, and string formations to play around with and I’m starting to feel like learning tricks step-by-step isn’t the way to go, especially online since one wrong wrap, tug, or swing can make it extremely frustrating to learn some tricks.

So my question is, how do you personally progress?

Do you make it your goal to learn “X” trick on “X” day.
Do you make up everything yourself?
Do you have a healthy mix of both?

I have a healthy mix of both.

I make some up.

And I learn some.

Sometimes when I can’t get a part of a trick down, I just take elements from that and put it into one of my combos.

That’s what I do.