I've tried everything else, so why not the opening sentence to a wonderful Stephen King novel, Needful Things for a title...
This coming Thursday I will get my second shot at making Class A. I will have Black against Tom Fogec. I have played Tom only once before, and that game was rather interesting. Tom had White in that contest as well and played the London against me. I found a rather interesting pawn sac to get a lot of piece activity, but neither of us could find a lasting advantage so we split the point.
However, that was a little over a year ago. Now, I find myself 150 points higher rated than I was at that time.
So I will have to make sure that I find my internal focus and don't let anything go to my head as it were.
A couple of years ago my friend Dave Cardenas and I were at a tournament and I read a sentence in something he had that literally changed my way of thinking. It read "There is action in waiting, and waiting in action." To me this has become something of a mantra. My version of "don't hurry."
Is it my time to shine?