When studying the basics and the principles of any craft there is a reason to learn the steps to mastery. However, even going from one book or one teacher to another, even the basics are presented with different viewpoints, strengths, and weaknesses. That being said look at all the things you love in life. If they all were the same how boring would that be. So when you're working on a project, of course think about all the principles and important foundations, but celebrate what makes you unique! Keep working towards a goal of where you want your style to be, but be content with where your style is now and happy that you're the only you in the world.