Thursday, January 7, 2010
Hmmm... about time to make my goals for 2010. I have been thinking of them more than usual for some reason. Here I go.....
I want to write more blog articles. I'd also like to make some of them shorter to keep you interested and from daydreaming, lol. I know when I describe my tournaments I get very long winded (that wont change [Sorry!]). But for other things, I could definitely shorten them. I also want to write more about non-tournaments. Hmm....maybe even open up more and offer some insights, crazy opinions, or vent (watch out!). Finally, I want to interview more peeps - I've always wanted to do that but couldn't find the time.
For me to play well, I have to practice. I will practice even if I don't officially "write it down" as a goal; practice is the key for success for me. But, it is a goal of mine to try and practice once a week (if physically feasible).
I have learned that I should not set a goal to 'plan to attend all the events I want to go to' because situations may come up in my life that may prevent me from going. I am okay with that, just thought I'd state it in case you were wondering why I am not listing that as a goal again this year. But, I will obviously continue to try and attend as many of the tournaments I can go to. After all, that's the whole point of competing!
I want to play in Open events this year. Put myself out there and play them. This year, I want to play in each of these events at least one time: Ray's Waco tourney, one of Zach's north Texas tourney's, Doc's ten ball tournament, the weekly Clicks tournament in Dallas, and Fast Eddie's Open event. I also want to try and play in a few weekly tournaments around the Fort Worth area.
Continue playing one pocket. I truly love the game and did not play it enough last year at all. I plan to change that this year. I will set a goal to play one pocket at least once a month. When, where and with who and for how long I do not know yet. But playing at least once a month would be fabulous. I would like to play even more than once a month, but not sure if I can finagle that. I should start keeping tabs on how often I play one pocket - that would be interesting!
I'm not into practicing straight pool right now but I know I want to still continue with my Straight Pool league so that I do indeed at least continue to play the game.
I want to watch at least one video a month. One pocket, straight pool, also some player reviews of 9ball. :) Accustats and youtube here I come!
I still want to focus on staying down! Take my time and follow through. Be the ball, be the ball, lol. This goal helped me immensely last year and I am therefore carrying it over to this year.