An individual can strive for param through their yogic and spiritual practice. There are many ways in yoga to find param. Putting forth a maximum amount of effort, for example, or achieving the utmost degree of spiritual perfection are both means of attaining parama.
Encompassed in the idea of param is the sense that, in yoga, it is not enough to be satisfied with anything less than the best. It is said that relative goodness can be enjoyed, but only on the way to param. The dedicated practitioner should be content with nothing less than param.