It’s a New Year, I run a blog site, so I guess I had better write a post about my New Years Resolutions!
Having given it some (very brief) thought, I’ve come up with two resolutions for 2015, from a darting perspective – I wouldn’t know where to start for life ones in general!
Be more controlled on the oche – I’ve actually made really great strides on this one in the last few months – remain calm, don’t panic and certainly don’t let your opponent see that you’re struggling, disappointed or even worse, annoyed. If I see my opponent start to show histrionics, that gives me a real lift, so I guess the same is true if I start tutting, swearing or shaking my head.
John ‘Old Stoneface’ Lowe is my inspiration here – I’ve covered his cool, calm, collected approach elsewhere recently.
Back in the days when you could smoke inside venues, it would always give me a real lift if the other player lit a cigarette – that was a fairly good indicator to me that they were worried. Of course now that isn’t an option and I wonder if that’s why you see more players losing their rag much easier?
Practice Makes Perfect
Secondly, I need to get my board up at home! I only play league darts once a week as it is, so it’s a bit unreasonable of me to expect to play consistently well when I turn up for darts having not thrown for seven or sometimes 14 days!
I’m sure these two things will catapult me to success and fame in no time at all.
What are your hopes and dreams for 2015 – let us know in the comments below…