Many years ago, Henry Ford was quoted as saying, “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”
I’m pretty sure he wasn’t referring to the shooting sports when he made this statement, but with a little massaging it can, and in my opinion does, fit our sport. When we shoot, are we just having fun shooting with our friends or do we have a goal?
Are we practicing, trying to hit the ’10 ring’ more often, trying to hit low 5 sooner or trying to hit that elusive rabbit? In other words, are we working on that part of our sport that we as individuals need to work on, or are we losing sight of our personal goals and just playing?
Barry Hartmann is an NSSA Master Level and NRA Certified shotgun instructor who instructs in American Skeet and wingshooting. To contact Barry, email him at email@example.com or give him a call at (918)803-2393.