My experience shows me that many who don't think to ask the question lack wisdom and sometimes find themselves broke and without a clue of what to do next. I've known some fantastic players who completely suck at life because they bankrolled their entire existence on the idea that they would be working musicians, and it didn't work out that way. I met a lot of those folks in the Army Band program - they went there as a refuge when things didn't work out like they had hoped. I say this because I've heard people disparage the working military bands (not to be confused with the premier military bands - different animal altogether) because the musical standard isn't as high. The musical snobs say this because being in a working military band isn't actually being a musician in their eyes - they think it's playing at playing music while serving in the military. Whatever - I know I made a lot of good music during my time in that endeavor, and I knew some fantastic players who were there for the sole fact that they needed the work and couldn't find anything steady anywhere else. It's never really about whether you are "good enoug." How many graduates from notable music schools aren't doing anything in music? Are they not good enough? Sure they are, but being good enough and being able to work are two different things.