Originally Posted by aceup21
OK, do any of you ever reach that point were poker just becomes like a job.
I don't think it was quite like that for me, but a little over a year ago I found myself not enjoying playing any more. So I just stopped. I went completely cold turkey and didn't play for a whole year. I started again about a month ago and I'm loving it! I'm just playing freerolls
right now, but I'm looking to step my game up soon.
I think with poker you have to be constantly striving to improve your game. As you "master" a level, move up to the next. If your bankroll is not improving, that means you haven't really mastered your current level yet. If you're too disinterested or too distracted to master your level and you're not having fun, then it's time to stop for a while, IMO.
Some people play poker because they are good at it and can earn a living that way, regardless of whether they truly enjoy it or not. But most of us either play for fun or because we're striving to get better. As mentioned, there are mega bucks out there if you can get good enough. I think we all dream of that.
So figure out why you play, what your goals are, and what you are willing to invest in those goals. Just like with every "job", it's worthwhile to take a step back and analyze just what it is that you're doing with all of that time and effort.
Good luck to you!