Your game and your results may not be closely correlated in the short run, but in the long-run they are completely related. In any given match or tournament, the rolls may be against you, and you could lose even when you are the favorite. So remain patient, keep playing YOUR game, and your time will come.
The health of your game is always at risk. If you adopt a poorly conceived technique or one that is not suited to YOUR game, it could lead to a lengthy slump or even threaten your career. So, before changing some aspect of your game, remember that no advice is better than bad advice.
There are a 1,001 secrets to playing great pool, and the more of them that you add to your game, the stronger it becomes. When you implement A Big Secret, you could experience a quantum leap forward in your game. But just remember that that secret is only A Big Secret. THE Big Secret is that there is no single big secret – that any player’s game is the sum of the many secrets that they have accumulated over the course of their career.
Phil Capelle is pool's leading instructional author, having written 10 books that have helped players around the world to improve their games.