Age and professional poker.
I've recently started to feel kind of stressed about my age and my (hopeful) prospects of ever going pro in the game of poker. I'm currently 19 and have been playing poker with the aspect to make money not just fun for roughly 1 year. But i'm nowhere even remotely close to where alot of pros are/have been by my age.. stories from poker pros always depict how they were already playing high stakes by 18-21 eg. blom, negreanu, dwan etc. and yes these examples are some of the best of the best, but in all honesty thats where i would like to someday be. (let me dream =p)
But as mentioned im still so far behind and dont genuinely feel that without some awesome break like a tourney win or something i wont be that far past 500NL games by the age of 21.
Are these thoughts rational? Or am i trying to get things done way to fast?
FWIW i can see how this post may sound pretentious or stupid, (maybe even offensive since alot of you guys here i know are older then me). But these thoughts have really been worrying me lately.. just feel like theres so little time..