But many of us are perfectly happy playing in our living room, very quietly, when everyone else is at school or at work or asleep. Now, I'm not saying that you must be out performing, but...
What is holding you back?
Do you spend a great deal of your practice time (or other time for that matter) telling yourself you're not good enough to perform for others? Do you tell yourself that you're not any good at playing "that thing"? That you'll never get good enough? That you shouldn't even bother trying to get better or even practicing?
We all provide a running critique of our performance of all our activities, but for some reason, many people let that critique hold them back from the things they love. Are you one of them?