This is a really good thread topic - just by asking the question! I struggle immensely when it comes to bass playing and setting goals. Other than enjoying music, I really don’t know what I want with it in the long term. I mean, yes, I want it all and I want it now!
On a daily basis, I get too easily distracted by yet another lick I could learn, yet another song to dive into, yet another scale exercise and so on.
Setting realistic goals and breaking them down into manageable chunks is astonishingly hard for me.
Oh, yeah, I could say I want to play like Hadrien Feraud, but that is not a realistic goal
I know they should be SMART (specific, measureable, achievable, realistic, time-bound/time-limited). I had that framework with Josh’s beginner course, but now I am all over the place…
But, hey, thanks for making me reflect on that… I guess I need to do some serious goal-defining during the weekend