Losing Sight of the Prize
If I had about ten bucks for every time I did this, I could probably retire in Belize! I can't even count the number of times I let myself make bad calls, or got involved in a hand I shouldn't have been in, because my ego got going against one of the other players. That's called losing sight of the prize. Another way it can happen is through boredom. The naturally impatient are susceptible to it. I like alot of action. But, that is not always the best poker. Sometimes it pays to make the good fold. Sometimes it pays to wait until you have a better advantage.