Originally Posted by Jonny03UK
How have you personally become less results/money oriented yourself? I'd like to see how others have dealt with it.
I identify with much of what you say, in that I consider myself pretty frugal as well, and quite risk averse. I've rid myself of almost all sense of "money-orientedness" by practicing extremely tight bankroll management. I play at stakes far below what my roll can adequately handle, in games where I'm certain I'm profitable, and with the knowledge that my risk of ruin is about as close to 0 as it can get. Doing all that allows me to face specific results with an air of indifference. I know I'm consistently putting myself into profitable situations, and I know it's literally impossible for me to go broke, so I really don't care if I lose a pot here or there or ten times in a row.
The problem with my over
-managing style, though, is that I perhaps have more trouble moving up than most. I'm currently trying to progress by occasionally incorporating and getting used to games at the next level of stakes. Along the way I ask myself if I'm holding my breath in anticipation as the cards are dealt, or if I feel a pang when I watch my bankroll drop after busting out of several consecutive tourneys. Answering yes indicates that I'm still afflicted by results-oriented thinking at this level, and thus that there are still mental humps I need to overcome before I'm ready to fully transition just yet.