View Full Version : The mental side

02-22-2004, 12:12 AM
1. If you think you might miss, you probably will.
2. No matter how weak the opponent, if you take it for granted that you will win, you will lose.
3. If you think you are getting all of the bad rolls, you will continue to get bad rolls.
4. The more important the shot the more likely you are to miss.
5. If you lose a match, you will remember your mistakes, the good shots disappear.
6. If your mind is on anything when you get down to shoot, no matter how simple the shot, you will probably miss.
7. The more serious the game the less likelyhood of winning.
8. The degree the pressure increases is directly proportional to the degree your skill level drops.
9. When your expectations are absolutely the highest you will play your worst.
10. Just when you are absolutely certain you have achieved a new level permanently you will play terrible your next session.

Pool is an unforgiving game.


02-22-2004, 04:27 AM
Regarding #4: My old football coach used to say that the most important play in that game was the one about to be run. I always keep that in mind on the table, every shot is the most important of the match. Helps keep those long 9 ball shots for the cash in perspective /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif