quote=BlueNowhere;1833232]It's the same i anything I do though. I used to do running at a pretty serious level and missing one day of running was compeltely out of the question. I'd read every article I could get my hand on and I had an insane amnount of knowledge about it for someone of a young age. Poker is just going the same way, do it every day and read every thing I can about it. I'd agree I need to talk to someone if I was losing money but as long as I'm a winning player it's fine
No doubt you're not the only one.
Pretty much everything I've done I've taken it to the extreme (ie. in my teens & early twenties I was a workout junkie, going from weighing 155 at 18yrs. to 255 by the time I was 21 (& later to 275) w deadlift 640lbs.
Another was getting into dogs... 1 dog.. 2dogs.. 3dogs '4' .. time for me to go out & get more!. Travelled around the continent, buying up dogs.. the best ones I could find (some costing $4k). Then I got more.. & more... & better & better (not just 'better'.. they had to be the BEST)
Originally Posted by juiceeQ
You can't get addicted to your studies because that is the hard work that absolutely should take priority. Don't misunderstand me, I'm not saying that you aren't a hard worker, but it's easier to fire up Poker Stars or whatever site rather than buckle down and do your studies.
Think of this month as a challenge unto yourself. A challenge to stick with something and be the best you can be at the goals you set for yourself (i.e. study hard, and get the best scores you can on your exams). For goodness sake man, have some self control!
I did the same thing with school that I did with most other things... went totally overboard with it to the extent where my life was school.(all other areas of my life were suffering due to goin' overboard with school).
BlueNowhere.... as other's have already said > Poker will always be there (well.. errm.. sorta). Maybe set it up for yourself where if you acheive a certain level of success with school, then make a decent deposit so you can play some decent poker.
.. oh yah, & the underlined part is perhaps a bit of denial ??