I keep hearing of, and meeting people who dedicate 4 to sometimes 8 hours a day to their instruments - and it shows. It inspired me also. Presently, with gigs counting I only spend about 6 to 12 hours a week with my bass actually in my hands. This week I had off from work and more than doubled that. I can't tell you how much in that little time I feel I've grown. I'm playing certain jaco like lines from other artists that a few months ago were virtually impossible. I learned a whole bunch of new songs. My bass feels almost non existent in my hands, meaning it feels like its a part of me and does exactly what I want it to. I struggle with wasting time on the internet - I really want to prioritize my bass playing time. Like, I could be playing this very minute as opposed to writing about it and starting rabble rousing religious threads over in the lobby.