What's Good Enough?
Over the years, I've occasionally
pondered a shooting related question: "How good should I try to be?
Heaven knows, I'm not asking the
question because I think I'm getting close enough to the goal to be
content with my progress. Rather, I tend to ask the question
as more of a reality check.
Maybe, I should be asking, "How good
do I need to be?"
That's easy. I need to be
better than my adversary.
Better at what? Better at a
skill that in his single minded quest to be fast with a gun,
he might have overlooked.
I need to realize that the time I
spend getting "fast enough" to win the fight, with a gun, might be
better spent getting "stealthy enough" to win the fight with a
knife. Or, "smart enough" to win the fight, by avoiding it
So, what's the best approach?
My friend, Rudy Salazar, is a firm
believer in cross-training. By varying the development of your
skills you become less predictable.
Are you good enough? Greg
Ellifritz has some interesting thoughts on the matter, in the
I hope it will help get your New Year
off to a good start.