Developing Inner Fortitude
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Steven Brownstone lays out thoughts on how to develop inner courage (abolishing all fear) during your pool game to overcome self-imposed adversity... Unbolded text are comments of Billiards King.
- The more challenging the layout of the balls, the harder you should push to stay concentrated and focused. Ever notice how you can run a few balls in a row, but you miss the easiest shots to win?
- Stroke each shot with a renewed passion. Don't get lazy because you've got the game in the bag! Focus on each shot just as much as the others.
- When you push hard, your inner fortitude will strengthen you. Have you ever surprised yourself and made a shot you didn't think you were capable of? Remember that you ARE capable, and overcome that inner adversity.
- Have No Fear in Your Game, Fear will hold you back. When you feel scared, you play scared.
- Fear pushes you in the opposite direction of your goal Playing scared ruins your game. Be confident in your offensive (and defensive) game!
- Having no fear and remaining focused will allow you to stroke smoothly. Stay focused on your shot. Don't be distracted by your own inner fears (or outside distractions).
- Faith in a yourself will transition you to become a fearless, focused shotmaker. When you walk up to the pool table with confidence, it shows in your game. We're not saying to be conceited, but be confident in your abilities (there's a difference!)
- Challenges bring possibilities that are opportunities. Sometimes you get an opponent that just won't leave you a shot. Could there be another opportunity you don't initially see (safety, bank shot, etc.) that can help turn the tides?
- Faith, inner fortitude and becoming fearless will move you in the right direction.
- Inner Fortitude is strengthened by having confidence in yourself and being fearless
S Brownstone, Quantico, Virginia – March 16, 2017
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