I’m at a crossroads and I’ve got some tough decisions to make. As time blows past me and I get closer and closer to my 1 year anniversary on this pool journey, I am assessing my progress and trying to figure out what the next year looks like. I’ve definitely come a long way in the last 10 months or so, but I know that the road ahead is very tough. I need to get laser focused on what my real intention is. Do I want to be a really good local player and enjoy playing in local tournaments and/or the APA leagues? Do I want to push myself harder and harder and improve to the point that I could be competitive on the regional level and play tough against players like Billy Palmer, Deo Alpajora, and Amar Kang? Do I dream big, get super serious, and still try to break through to the professional level?
Given that the time I have available to dedicate to pool is limited, how do I get the biggest bang for my buck? What training or practice options will yield the biggest ROI? Do I continue competing on the CPPT tour? Do I play in the USPPA? Do I play in WorldPPA tournaments? Do I focus on APA leagues and competitions? Do I troll around all the local bar tournaments? Like I said, I’ve got some planning to do to figure out what my real goal is, and what changes and/or sacrifices are necessary to help me achieve the goal. I need to have all of this figured out before the end of next week. More later.