“You shoot”…. “No, no, you shoot first”….. Or we say “ Quick, shoot fast, there is a group coming up behind us!”
OMG. A lot of us know that feeling of failure because someone is watching us shoot a station.
Why are we sometimes afraid of missing targets in front of others? Well, it is certainly not because they are putting pressure on us by watching. Most folks are there for the enjoyment of shooting as well, many times with the same anxieties of missing, and worse, missing in front of others, that we have.
I think it is because we are afraid of not being able to preform to a level of “perceived” expectations, and those are always self imposed. Everyone misses targets, from rank beginners, to world class shooters. Your focus needs to be on what is happening in front of you when you are in the shooting box and not worry about what in going on in the background until you step out of the box. More on that next time. Always, always remember, you do this for fun first and foremost!