This is a discussion on Poker positives... within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; Hey, the other day Erik Seidel tweeted a question asking about what we've learned from poker. How has poker impacted your life in positive ways?
Hey, the other day Erik Seidel tweeted a question asking about what we've learned from poker. How has poker impacted your life in positive ways? I decided to share my response here and see what you all think.
My response was this, "A rocky life from youth, depression and anxiety, then a decade of serious poker study." "Learned about self, decision making from intellect and not emotion, BR management." "Honestly poker has been a healing journey." "Honestly I have become a stronger, more secure, and better person from poker."
What have you learned? Has poker had a positive impact on your life?
May the flops be friendly and the rivers gentle......
There is no better poker player, there is a better strategy, even the best poker player has been defeated by luck and by a better strategy than his. In life as in poker we must know how to choose our battles well because that depends on our victory. Patience in the game as in life are fundamental keys to our success, it is better to bet on high cards than to hope that luck can go in your favor.
Better bankroll management (hence finance management in real life), better emotions control, faster and more accurate analyze of complex situations, better reading of other people emotions. Definitely useful skills.