At the club match finale in Cawthon I bombed our first stage, Stage 10 @ 750 and 850 yards. I busted out a mulligan and bombed it again. The day before I had no problem hitting a 5" x-ring at 1,000, so wtf?! The weather sucked, I was already hopelessly losing to my shooting buddy for the season overall points and after all of my practicing it was going to sting even more if he gave me a good beat down at the final match of the year. I was so discouraged I almost packed up and left instead of continuing the match. A year prior I wouldn't have been able to diagnose a mechanical issue, clear my mind and get back into the game. Of course I didn't finish the match as well as I wanted, but I didn't finish anywhere near last place.- if youre consistently seeing something off down range...can you evaluate and make adjustments on the fly to get things back on track? <-- other than a mechanical failure, this is a skill that can be the difference between salvaging a match, and bombing a match
There is something to be said for being stubborn and just pushing through.