This is part of a series, the previous post is here.
False Evidence Appearing Real
The issue now is How to Overcome Anxiety.
In particular, I'm talking about the anxiety or F.E.A.R. of failure. Understand failing is just an event and failing doesn't make you a failure.
Thank of it this way:
You are an archer shooting at a target. If you miss the target, you failed to hit the target. It does not make you a failure at archery. That's why quivers have 20 arrows! Learn from your miss. If the arrow veered to the right, adjust to the left and try again.
That's called adapting your strategy. Keep adapting your strategies until you find your mark and hit your target.
From there, consistency is King. Just because you hit the target once doesn't mean every shot afterwards will hit!
Falling Off The Wagon
I think this is what gets people most people. They have a few good weeks, fall off the wagon and miss their mark a few days in a row. They then give up in disgust, convincing themselves they were never good at archery.
Come on man!
Anybody who's held a d20 knows you can always roll a 1 twice in a row.
It's the same in life.
Pick up that bow and try again, soon you'll gain some proficiency in making that mark.
The next step now is tagging the bulls-eye.