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· Tex-shooter
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Today I will call your attention to maybe the most important aspect of shooting and that is attitude! Do you have the passion, drive, ability to take criticism, a positive outlook, to over come pain and other introspective's! In a nutshell, if you don't want to shoot, you won't shoot well. This does not just apply to shooting a flip, but also everything you do. A lot of folks think that they don't have a choice, but they do. Being a senior I have a lot of trouble with my attitude, when you are sore, weak, have poor eyesight and excreta it is easy to dwell on those problems and make yourself miserable, or you can concentrate on positive things and and be happier and do things better. This morning I did not feel good and it was hard to get up and do the things that I needed to. I did go shoot the flip and because i was feeling sorry for myself, I did not shoot well I had 14 fliers out 40 shoots and one of them I am pretty sure, missed the plate. (sometimes if you go through the same hole it will sound like plate miss) I thought this might help someone else, I know it helped me to write it! :what:

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I used to push every day to get better. Scratched my way into the top and stayed there for a long time. I had to completely retire from archery but can still shoot a flip good enough to hunt but I don’t put that much pressure on myself any more. I just really love shooting and not having to prepare for the next tournament. Still shoot every day but with out the pressure. Anymore I just do happy shootn
 

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Tex and Ibojoe...your two post describe my ups and my downs.

I know that I have NOT paid the dues you gentlemen have...but I believe I can relate a bit...at only 45 years I have had 41 of total systemic rheumatoid arthritis...I also was raised in a family that lives "do your best" (especially at shooting and outdoors stuff).

So I sometimes have pushed too hard and spoiled my fun and I have also felt bad and sorry for myself amd avoided shooting.

But right now, I am just right in the middle...balanced.

And because of the wealth of great advice and lessons learned that everyo e shares freely here I can do this.

Not to mention, how much fun people have here is pretty stinking contagious. Wooooooooooo!
 
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