advice dealing with various topics
changing bad habits
“choking” – how to help prevent
“dead stroke,” and being in the zone
knowledge can be useful, but you still need skill
general advice
learning mental control
learning vs. intuition
physics “understanding” sometimes provides useful insight
technical knowledge is not enough

For more information, see The Compete Instructional Works of Tom Ross – Volume II: Mental Aspects and Joe Waldron’s collection of articles dealing with the mental side of pool.

The book “Pleasures of Small Motions: Mastering the Mental Game of Pocket Billiards” by Bob Fancher also provides great coverage of the mental side of the game. Important messages from the book:
– Focus on and enjoy the process, and focus less on the goal.
– Do not try to deny your fears. Acknowledge and accept them, and do your best to address and manage them (e.g., by being aware and taking deep breaths).

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