This is a discussion on Positive Poker=Improvement in other areas of life? within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; Through the years I've heard people say that by playing certain games such as chess and poker, a person can gain positive skills and attributes
I think poker is a great exercise for training patience and discipline. Through poker, I have become more patient and disciplined in real life.
I think there is a lot of Truth to that for me also. I don't really have the ability to focus on something for 4 to 5 hours at a time usually; when playing an MTT, you really have to if you want to do well. That skill will likely transfer to daily life.
Through the years I've heard people say that by playing certain games such as chess and poker, a person can gain positive skills and attributes to be used in other areas of life.
I'm just wondering is any of the readers of this forum can share any positive skills they have learned through the game that they have used in other areas of their life.
Patience, Focus, Bankroll/Money Management, Emotional Control, Resilience, Willingness to take on Risk
And then all the other things I had to study to be able to perform better on the tables and play longer sessions: Yoga, Meditation, Healthy Eating, Supportive Relationships, Community... the list goes on and on.
I'm very thankful for all that poker has led me to, and I feel it's those who follow this path who can last and thrive in this world, while those who get stuck on just the gambling and money chasing have challenges ever rising out of that muck