"If I could do it again......"
So, I've lurked on the forums for quite some time now and recently have become active as far as posting is concerned. I know that many of the active members here are seasoned and have been playing poker both online and live for quite some time now.
I know that there are many bits and pieces of sage poker wisdom scattered all throughout the forums, however I know it would benefit me (and hopefully others) if there was a place with really key points to remember, or things to accomplish before entering the world of poker or even moving on to the next level.
So my question to all of the pros out there (or really to anyone because we can all learn something from each other regardless of level or experience. I think everyone has something that they can offer) is:
If you could do it again, what would you do differently?
I realize this is quite a broad question. What I'm NOT looking for is "I'd go back to that one time I went all in with KK even though I was pretty sure he had an Ace and lost my $200 bankroll". The better and more generally acceptable application to that statement would be, "Knowing when to lay down a great hand is just as important as knowing when to play it"
Answers can include anything from books that you wish you had read before you really started playing, mathematical concepts, sayings, or tactics that you've learned that you feel consistently make you a better player or dramatically changed your game (or the way you think about it).
If it's possible, I will try to update my post with the most helpful/common pieces of advice that everyone has come up with. That way they will all be at the top so less sifting will be required!
Thanks again for all of your help. I'm really looking forward to what everyone has to say!