Originally Posted by cosyglo
Any estimation of how soon I should be getting into decent profit? I know it depends on the person, but as a rough guide?
Roughly speaking it has taken me about a year and about 100,000 hands. I grinded up from $0 so I couldn't lose my money learning the game. I lost a few $100+ bankrolls that I grinded up along the way which taught me a lot (patience, variance, determination, dedication, tilt control, etc.). My last 10,000 hands have been consistently profitable at microstakes and I am more confident in my overall view of the game.
My mentality has switched quite a bit in order for this to happen - I have more respect for making the right decision now as opposed to gambling for a rush. I enjoy the game differently now, and only play when I am in the right mood. I am still learning though. I am aware that anything is possible. I just have to try and make the next best decision.
I hope this helps.