Setting targets and meeting them


I've decided to set myself a target of reaching 1300 before the end of the summer, and to try for 1350 before the end of the year. Perhaps this isn't realistic but I think if I research and learn enough, It should be possible. I think a target would motivate me to spend time looking at openings and game play on youtube and in books.

At the moment I'm 1286 and my highest on is 1388 , but I was rated higher, at 1640 when I was younger. On my day , I can beat players with 1500 ratings, or ion a bad day lose to plyers with lower  ratings (1100). i guess i'm trying to get  rid of the inconsistency.

i'll let you know how it goes.