In yoga practice, as well as in other activities and endeavors, when we achieve something or "get" something, we'll often say, "I did such and such today!" This is a mistake...whether we're talking about a difficult yoga posture, or a New York Times best selling book, the work was done way before the achievement. All of the weeks, months, and years of practice and work that came before "that" day is what made it happen.
Very, very rarely, are there over-night successes. Anything of value worth having or creating takes patience and hard work. Michelangelo had this to say about the two... "Genius is eternal patience," and "If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all." He clearly knew something that many of us are ignorant to...and, had an employer that we should all strive to work for.