Going the distance involves that movie training montage - unfortunately the real deal is really boring
The biggest problem I see with the way most people book - they treat it the same way the Stones tried to book places when they were starting out. It's not the 1960's anymore
Find someone who will help guide you to where you want to go, find someone who believes in you and will help you move past your faults. Find someone who will help you not waste your time, someone who will help you become who you're meant to be.
Let's face it, practicing scales sucks. It sucks real bad. It doesn't have to be this bad though! I have listed a few of the fun ways I like to practice my scales.