A crucial factor in developing lucid dreaming abilities is self-confidence in the ability to use the skills. Initially, these abilities are absent because the human brain, tuned in to ordinariness, blocks confidence in the ability to do anything unusual. As soon as strong confidence is reached in the performance of lucid dreaming abilities, everything becomes easy to achieve.
Although confidence in lucid dreaming abilities may grow strong, practitioners should remain soundly aware that abilities in lucid dreaming are limited to lucid dreaming. Attempting telekinesis, pyrokinesis, or transmutation in the real world may waste time and energy.