Posted 13 December 2011 - 07:49 PM
Some of it depends on personality, of course - but, could you be content seeking the "Perfection of Shooting", rather than being concerned w. scores?
I let other sports, long ago, almost consume my life. Initially, and when it was much healthier, I was purely focused on my own technique, and I did not consider anything else relevant - it helped that I wasn't very good, at the time.
When I switched to strongman, a sport I was more suited to, and started to do OK, etc, it became about how others saw me, and how I rated compared to others. This was negative.
If you accept that it is unobtainable, then "Perfection" has a rather wonderful nature as a goal. Mistakes lose their sting, because they are all, more or less, degrees of the same failings - provided they weren't acts of arrogance, laziness, cowardice, or stupidity. No one else is ever defeated, nor are you ever defeated by anyone else - the only people involved is yourself, and the perfection you can obtain.
Perhaps "Flawlessness" is a better term. Not to be the greatest shooter who ever lived, but to be yourself, performing w.o. error. As you learn more, you will discern more errors.
One of the best quotes I heard is, "Sometimes the only way to win, is not to play."
Fiat justitia, ruat coelum