I worked with a sax player once that was a wonderful player. He once told a youngster that was a beginning player who was looking for advice:
"Your teachers will tell you to practice every day. DON'T DO IT! PLAY every day. Practice is work. The more you play the more fun you have and the more you want to play."
I thought it was good advice. I was not as motivated as a young player to be interested in scales, arpeggios, Arban's, Clarke, et al
Light the fire first, the rest will follow