Novice practitioners should not immediately rush towards a single specific goal if long-term practice is desired. It is better to extensively investigate lucid dreaming and its surroundings before focusing on accomplishment. This will build intimacy with the experience and allow unhindered entry and interaction with lucid dreaming.
As in reality, learning whatever first reveals itself is the key to increasing and specializing knowledge. A beginning practitioner should at first enjoy the simple fact of actually being in lucid dreaming, then learn its details and functions. Once inside lucid dreaming, a practitioner should explore it, examining and interacting with everything encountered.
He should also try to fully sharpen all the feelings possible in lucid dreaming in order to fully understand how unusual it is in its realism. A practitioner must experience movement: walking, running, jumping, flying, falling, swimming. Test the sensations of pain by striking a wall with a fist. The simplest way to experience taste sensations is to get to the refrigerator and try to eat everything that you find there, at the same time not forgetting to smell each item. Walk through the walls, translocate, create and handle objects. Explore. All these actions are very interesting in and of themselves. The possibilities really are infinite. However, only when they are well understood and thoroughly explored can it be said that the practitioner really knows what lucid dreaming is about.