I swear I want to write a self-help book with this title... but that's a different topic.
I have been getting 2-3 hours practice in each night with a fair amount of consistency for the past 5 weeks or so.
However, tonight, after 3 hours, even though everythnig hurts, and nothing sounded quite right, and all of my scales were either buzzing or missing, and my fingers were everywhere they shouldn't have been on top of the frets; too far away from the frets; and even on the wrong frets.... Even my sweetie remarked, "Whatever you're doing sounds wrong..."
By even the most casual observer's opinion, tonight's practice session would be considered a failure.
I am, however, going to call it a success. I didn't stop, I didn't quit, I focused on form, posture, holding my fingers right, and so on. And I am believing, that tomorrow and the day after that and even next week, I will see payback from tonights efforts.... Somehow.