Pool is a collection of cue sports played on a table with six pockets along the rails into which balls are dropped. Pool games include eight-ball, blackball, nine-ball, ten-ball, seven-ball, straight pool, one-pocket pool, and bank pool, to name a few.

I’m going to take ownership of my misses and losses. I’m no longer going to blame my mistakes at the table on my equipment, my opponent, or my surroundings. If I get distracted again, I’ll remember to stand up and restart the shot. If the table rolls to the left, I’ll keep that in mind the next time I shoot that way. When I lose a match in the future, it will be because my opponent outplayed me or I played poorly, not because of something else beyond my control.