1. Have a plan, an idea of what you want to be able to do in 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, in a year.
2. Talk to your teacher about this plan. Adjust as is needed.
3. Come up with a schedual for practice.
4. Know why you are practicing, what you need to be focused on.
5. Be okay with backsliding. It is a part of learning.
6. Remember to have fun!!