re: Poker & A poker video - Nonsense I tell you, COMPLETE NONSENSE
Originally Posted by BenjiHustle
That sure was long-winded and off-topic. You make it sound as though 24/7 dedication isn't enough. To be certain, there's always that other level that people can take things to, but to suggest that something like studying 6 hours a day isn't trying your hardest is absurd. If somebody is studying for 6 hours, the odds are that they're willing to do anything to be the best, but don't know what to do. The work you put into your game is going to be more about quality than quantity, especially in poker, because of the garbage that you can end up studying. Kind of like the OP's feelings about this video, sometimes you spend your time studying something that's worthless to your game. Some material even sets you back.
Saying that someone's never tried their best is f*cking ignorant beyond belief. Maybe you're just a lazy POS or have never had anything to truly dedicate yourself to. Giving up stuff doesn't mean you're trying harder and neither does the amount of hours that are put into whatever skill you're working on. People have circumstances within their own lives to overcome and not everything can always be about what you want it to be about. Just because I want to work on my poker game 24 hours a day doesn't take away the fact that I've got responsibilities.
if you applied yourself and studied properly you would or should reach the level where you will recognize what is useful and what is a waste of time. if you want to pick up a poker book and just accept it without thinking, then your wasting your time. my usual method is who is saying this? what sort of track record do they have etc. when I can verify that the person making the training videos selling the coaching or writing the books has a very good track record and a proven winning history at an impressive level, i know they are worth listening to.
if you just walk into a book shop and buy the first poker book you see without asking these questions then your right you might just be wasting your time.
I can point you to a youtuber who claims he has become a millionaire from poker he sells stuff in this regard to. if you listen to his introductory video and the fact he doesnt give out a player name etc then you would realize listening to him is a waste of money and time.
I purchased some training videos from a decent source which i checked out first and my game has shown immediate improvements.
I don't think I have ever put maximum effort into anything and i wont hide from that. very few people in the world have ever put there hardest effort into anything. I wont ever reach world class level at anything until i acknowledge that and change my input. Until I can accept and admit that and make that change it won't happen and that's the same for everyone. and the hard truth is even then i could still fail. so could you, I hope i can reach the stars but I know if i truly shoot for the stars its highly likely I will at least land on the moon. if I shoot for the moon I doubt I will get off the ground.
When the Zebra falls to the ground and is eaten by the lions it could say it tried its hardest it ran its fastest non of the other zebras or the lions will care though.
your confusing acceptable effort with hardest effort. It currently is not expected for students to spend 6 hours a day studying, if they are doing less then they may well still be working hard but there not working there hardest.
everyone has commitments if you care enough you will find a way. if not then pound the sand and hate those that point out you don't have the drive to reach the very top. Because people can mully cuddle you and say its alright but its jungle out there and the lions are waiting.
you want to know who I am really having a go at myself because for the past few days I have only put in 3 or 4 hours a day studying, instead of 12. I have also wasted time trying too explain the obvious to you. I'm done i need to go study.
your never going to make it you have the wrong attitude.