If you're like me, you have very little time to practice. Between my time as a practicing music therapist, a private instructor, gym time, rehearsing and gigging and various social engagements, I have to use my personal practice time very wisely. Bottom line is this: if I find time to practice, you do too!
One of my many fine guitar students really loves Slash. During our lesson the other day, I mentioned other guitarists I felt he should be listening to just to give him a more well rounded listening experience as a young guitarist. As part of his homework assignment, I wrote down the names of these amazing players and told him to look them up on YouTube — and to not listen to Slash for a week.