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Expectations and Honesty

Expectations should be about the time that you put in and being honest with yourself. Being honest with yourself is what it’s all about. When you’re in the cage, it’s just you and the target.

These are some questions you can ask yourself:

“Are you good enough to win? Have you put in your time? Are you able to get in the stand and not think? Are you confident enough in your routine to where if it doesn’t work, you change it?”

As far as correction routine, we can’t tell you how many times one of us stands behind somebody and they shoot four birds in a row and do the exact same thing and expect something different to happen. Confidence is key. Keep your head up and your chest out.

Stay in the present. And again, all of this comes from just doing your routine over and over. When you load the gun the same and you call “pull” at the same time, the brain knows exactly when it’s supposed to act.

In the beginning, it’s all about variables. It’s all about breakpoint, it’s all about hold point, focal point. And as you get more advanced, it’s about eliminating the variables. Because once you’ve done them enough, you don’t have to pay them so much attention.


This is an excerpt from the February 2021 Coaching Hour podcast. You can listen to it and read a written transcript, along with more than 20 years of archived episodes with your Knowledge Vault membership.