Becoming a USCF master

activepieces
Jan 21, 2013, 10:26 PM 1,061 Reads 2 Comments

Is what I intend to do. My USCF rating is currently 2102, but I am underrated.  I have been as high as 2169, and have spent years in the 2130 -2160 range. The main problem is I have moved from a place where I could play tournaments that began at 2 p.m. to a place where the tournaments all start absurdly early in the morning, Austin Texas.  Can I learn to wake up in the morning and start traveling to tournaments again? Can I reach my goal of 2200 by 1-17-15?  It all hinges on the first goal.  I honestly believe I can achieve 2200 mainly by just conditioning myself to wake up early in the morning, since my last five tournaments I have performed at around 2250. It is laughably easy and tearfully difficult to accomplish my goals, becuase I am NOT a morning person. I go to sleep at 6 or 7 a.m. normally, and I hope to learn to be waking up at 8:30 or 9!  Well, I believe in the power of mental determiniation. If I can keep my goal in mind enough and just REFUSE to sleep past 9 a.m. EVER I will be successful.  And that, my friends, was one boring, boring blog, but you read the whole thing anyway :)

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