...play/practice/mix/produce the guitar diligently without the ultimate goal of doing it for a living?
I recently came to the realization that I practice more and/or play more (and have more fun!) when I'm not focused on the end product of all the work you'd put in to be in a band big enough to make a living from playing the guitar. It's a strange thing for me because ever since I started playing I thought I wanted to do it for a living and nothing else. Not so sure anymore...
Anyone feel the same way?
I don't have a band really, and I've no illusion that one will have me or that I'll find musicians to start one with, so I'm doing it purely for the fun. I still try to do it as best I can, though. That's the enjoyable part for me.