When I first picked up the guitar my goal was to learn to play songs from my favorite bands. At first I was content to learn the rhythm parts. But, as I progressed I wanted to learn the solos and how to play lead. So I spent many months focusing on scales, technique and learning the notes in the fretboard. Then, using that knowledge I tackled more difficult songs. Right now I feel like I'm at a plateau and I need to take it up a notch. So I am going to focus on learning/improving the following. These are my goals. -Phrasing. I know a lot of scales and need to learn to make music with them. -Ear Training so I can recognize the sound of the notes -Singing while playing. -Standing while playing. For me these are pretty lofty goals. But then I thought that using my pinky was going to be impossible. Now it's no problem. So, if I can learn to use my pinky, then someday I will be able to sing and stand while playing. The cool thing about guitar is that I have a lot to learn and will always have goals and something to work on. Please feel free to share your goals. Maybe some of us can help you achieve them.