One of the first things you learn mtn biking is 'you hit what you're looking at.'
If there's a big ole rock in the trail and an itty bitty path around it, if you focus on the rock, that's where you're going. Focus on the path around that rock and that's where you're going.
You wanna get REAL good at picking a line? Ditch the suspension. Ride rigid. That'll learn ya real quick where the good lines are.
Rode rigig for more'n a few years in the late 80s before there was such a thing as bicycle suspension.