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For a long time this blog tried to be about darts and may yet again talk about darts
but for now it is about whatever suits my fancy.
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Well I must say I have had a couple of really nice spots of darts recently having thrown (albeit at home under no pressure) a 12 dart game and then in a tournament (which ironically I ended up placing fourth in) a 16 dart game (although someone told me it was 14 but no it can't have been THAT good) and of course I didn't want to look conspicuous by actually counting.
Nonetheless a couple of my legs of my best darts ever plus I have a few things going on that I am looking forward to telling you about, but not quite yet!
No, with me feeling pretty good right now about my darts, I think it might be time to spend a quick moment to talk about something that holds back and impedes a lot of dart players before they even start. The thing that holds them back is 'The big lie'.
What is the big lie you might ask? The big lie is 'talent' and that you need it to be good at darts.
Now of course what really is 'talent' in the functional sense? Normally it is 'being a bit good at something wen you first have a go at it compared to your friends" That has nothing at all to do with the more important word which is potential, and I am sorry, but unless you truly are some sort of phenom, you are not ever going to know what that is, unless you put the time and effort and belief in.
We are pretty much conditioned to guard against disappointment, to the point where we fear to dream.
There are great players and champions, but they are always someone else, usually somewhere else.
Why not you? Of course, because they are special, they have 'talent' and you don't.
Well, let me tell you, that I used to worry about talent. As a kid I was picked last for pretty much every sport I played, if I was invited to play at all. I wasn't very good, and more to the point I believed I wasn't very good. I didn't have any 'talent'.
What I was really doing though, is telling myself a lie, like you might be telling yourself now. Forget 'talent' and replace it with 'Passion' and 'focus' and 'commitment' and 'obsession' and 'faith' and then just work at learning and doing your best. Yes YOUR best. That is the only standard that matters.
Now while you might protest and be tempted to reiterate that neither you or I could ever possibly be as good as player X,y or Z I'll agree you may well be right. The point is that you never know until you get there. You don't get there unless you take the journey.
They say Love conquers all. You can't start it like a car You can't stop it with a gun,
Thank you all for reading, see you next time!!
Dave 'The Abominable Throw Man' Sproull
P.S. If you still need some darts blog even after reading this, then why not check out Anne Sleepy Kramer's
You'll be glad you did, some great stuff there!