How to control your emotions.
The same reason that made me came to this site 2 years ago is the same reason I'm back again. I've gained good knowledge andvhelp here and all that needed to done was to apply what I've learnt to myself but it's easier said than done. I have a good poker strategy
that I used all the time. Something I came up with to make a small profit in a short amount of time, actually something that is fun and comfortable for me. But that is only accurate when I'm all game, calm , full focused and stick to my bankroll. However that's not the case, as I win more and keep climbing so is my confidence that I cannot help which fools me into thinking I should step up my stakes which takes me out of my comfort zone, puts me under pressure and my strategy falls apart. The first couple losses I can endure but as I'm fully aware I'm not playing at my best and should step back down or take a break I don't I just keep going titling all the way. The worst part is I literally throw away hundreds of dollars in minutes, I don't even put up a fight. I know this because as soon as I sit down the same bastard that got me is back at my table
I know I shouldn't call them a bastard because this is what makes them better than me , just sitting there waiting for guys like me to show up. I know this because I do the same at lower stakes but I don't know how they can decipline themselves like that. I know that's the only advantage they have over me otherwise I can beat them when I'm game. Unfortunately for myself I'm never game at that point. I banned myself for 6 months on stars thinking I will use the time to invest in disciplining myself but after it was lifted it's the same suit over again. I just can't control my emotions. The sad part is I know I'm a good player and can even make a living off of poker but it's impossible because my emotions get into the way and all my "learnt" discipline, strategies and bankroll management goes out the window. So here I am once again asking. How to you really control yourself when you're winning. Or should I just permanently quit now and save myself from myself in the long run. I banned myself for another month so I figured I can try to master this once again.