Playing netplay today reminds me of how bad a player I actually am. I basically got destroyed by everyone I played against tonight.
I’m starting to realize just how much work it is going to take to become really good at this game. At my current practice rate of 1-2 hours per day this will likely take me years, which will be very very slow progress.
My question is do I keep at it, lug it out and get better out of sheer determination? Because people drop off the scene and new players come in. Do I have the determination and stamina to become one of the best simply by sticking around?
Alternatively am I better off shifting away from Melee altogether and spending my time and becoming really good at something like business where I can have more leverage and achieve greater financial success?
It’s a decision I’m seriously thinking about making.
On another note I’ve been thinking about ways I can speed up my training and progress. Ide love to practice 8 hours a day but that just isn’t possible.
My only idea is to focus my mind more and spend time when I’m away from the console thinking about the game and situations. Thinking and analyzing is practice and I’m sure most players aren’t analyzing Melee daily, so it’s another step up I could get to improve faster? Just an idea at the moment and couldn’t accurately track the time spent doing it which sucks.
Lastly, I’m going to redo my goals for 2018 in light of how bad I still am and how slow progress seems to be. Goals will still be ambitious, but achievable.