Sunday, September 4, 2016

A shooting flaw I have

When confronted with a lot of targets I have to knock down.  Plates, say.  I get ahead of myself.  Mentally moving to the next target instead of putting down the plate I am aiming at.  This often ends in a miss.  It gets worse if I have down a few plates in a row and I want to go faster.  It's a sure fire way to jump the gun, so to speak. 

Apparently, this is common with folks. 

Who knew?

Anyway, There are ways to correct this.  One way, taught me, is to say "THIS one" when aiming at a target.  Out loud.  It's an attempt to focus yourself on the task at hand.  So a shooting session goes "This one, this one, this one, this one, this one."  You can flaw your way through this trick, of course, and I quickly figured out how to do that.  Hey, why is that?  Why am I a natural at finding way to short circuit my performance?  I wish I was a natural at finding way to improve...  But it did help me a bit.   When I let it help me.  Not perfect, but helps some. 

1 comment:

B said...

Same issue here.

I coun 'em off.

1...2...3...4...5..6..7.. etc.

Keeps me focused. WHatever werks.