It’s not because you’re not talented enough, or fast enough, or haven’t transcribed enough, or don’t know your scales/chords etc etc well enough – – those are what medical professionals call the “presenting problem”.
It’s almost always:
A) you haven’t worked on cultivating the discipline for it
B) you’re comparing your current skillset to other peoples’
Being motivated long-term is an artform and a skillset – – So if you just work on being disciplined and structured with what you practice, and make your frame of comparison “how much better am I than I was three months ago” instead of panicking every time you see someone play a “betcha can’t play this” lick – – – you can skip most practice tips, video lessons, workshops, courses.
As someone who teaches and puts out content, I’m almost hesitant to talk about this cause every time I do, i feel like I’m killing my own revenue streams…but I’ve generally found that it makes students improve much faster and get quicker results.