When I was young, and I took ballet, I always wanted to be able to develop a perfect 5th position, that is, feet next to each other with toes pointed in opposite directions. Perfect 5th position.
I remember, it took a very long time, but, eventually, I was able to achieve perfect 5th position. That was a day I literally danced with my heart and soul.
The other day, my feet were aching. I took off my shoes and tossed them up the stairs from the bottom. I climbed up the stairs, and guess what, perfect fifth position! I never thought it would be so easy!