Originally Posted by donkcentralFF
I'm very young and have only been playing for about a year and half... I have a ton of really good days and won several live/online tourneys... I would guess right now I would say I'm in between hobby/job... Lately I've been playing as strictly hobby (have issues lol) and not as a way to make decent sums of money... Have noticed that I've been enjoying it more since treating it as strictly a hobby... The stress of the game sometimes becomes too much for me to handle and causes me to make horrible degenerate decisions.. Happy though to step away currently and treat it's as hobby because I have noticed I've become happier in life.. In the next couple months I hope to pick it back up as a current career, but until than I hope to enjoy the pleasures of life!
That's the million dollar question!
Where to define the potential, and I feel part of the problem in the game is
players have moments of brilliance, alot of players, not all but alot do
these moments of brilliance are what bring people onto the career pursuit
we do well in a few tournaments or we win big a few times and we believe we are good enough.
Ultimately what counts long term is the consistency, the concentration and the discipline to make poker a career and actually hench my question how many are in pursuit of the dream>
It's often started from running well or knowing your A game is upto it.
For me the way I see it I believe we all have to forfil a purpose in life and, over investing in poker may be bad,
the best way to measure it is if your time investment + you life investment + your return investment is in balance.