Attitude Plays a Big Role!
Attitude plays a big role in performances and practice.
We see shooters who are practicing just trying to break the target. Closing the gun and chasing the target and trying to fix it at the end does not build desirable long-term memory. In reality, it builds chaos and keeps you in your short-term memory.
When the broken target is a result of a detailed preload and happens just like the preload, you can believe you can do it and begin to believe the preload and trust it.
You cannot trust what you cannot see in your mind’s eye. The brain cannot do anything unless it first has a picture. And the more vivid that picture or movie is before you close the gun and call “pull,” the easier it becomes for the brain to do it consistently and successfully without thinking.
Your performance depends more on your attitude and the correct number of reps than any other thing. Because it is not whether you understand what you are about to do, but how many times you have done it and how many times you have done it with a detailed preload; a movie of how you want the shot to come together.
At the end of the day, it is how many times you have done it that determines your result. As we have said in the past, consistent results are the result of a consistent approach.
Your practice is where this occurs. But most shooters just go shoot and then try on game day and the brain shuts down as the argument begins.