No matter how many lessons you have, how good your teacher is, what innate talent you draw upon or what your good intentions are, in the end it all comes down to how effectively you practise. But if playing guitar is a hobby, not your day job, you might find it hard to keep a large block of time free every day.
Jamie Andreas, of guitarprinciples.com, has a wealth of valuable guidance about how to practice well. Here she is demonstrating how you can squeeze the most value out of as little as a five minute practice session.
I suggest we all put it into practice!