Well the new year is finally here. It is the time of year that always inspires everyone to reflect and figure out ways to improve. People make a lot of personal resolutions. But, what about making a resolution of improving your pool game? The “New Year” is a perfect time to make goals to be a better pool player!
There’s nothing wrong with setting goals. You must realize that you don’t become a different player overnight. Therefore, it is important to set goals that are realistic and obtainable. You also must set a plan to obtain the goals you set. Think about it. No one ever said “I’m going to lose weight” and not change anything. Generally, the goal is to lose weight. The plan is to exercise more and eat better. Pool players should think the same way and set a plan to improve their pool skills.
Liz Ford recently wrote an article for PoolDawg.com titled, “New Year, New You: 5 Resolutions Every Pool Player needs to make“. It is a good read. These goals are “big picture” goals that can help take your game to another level. Her recommended 5 resolutions are:
- Make your weaknesses strengths.
- Expand upon your current strengths to become a specialist
- Play more straight pool.
- Invest time on your defensive game.
- Bring new people to the game.
Take the time to read Ms Ford’s article. The phrase, “New Year – New Player,” isn’t actually accurate. “New Year – Better Player” more accurately reflects what actually happens when you set goals to improve your game.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!