Hi read this in another forum,thought it might be of interest
In the game of poker there exists a luck factor that is inevitable and will exist beyond control. Since this factor can't be avoided, in order to succeed we must minimize it. There are a ton of threads out there right now about "running bad" or "negative variance" etc... Listen guys, there is no rule that says things have to get better. There is no rule that says that you will
win 50% of your flips over your sample size. And, no sample size large enough to meet the true odds
The main thing to consider here is that in order to play your best, your mind must not be on how bad your running, or the negative things, but rather the game you are playing. Don't exhibit negative energy, don't consistently complain, and don't talk down to yourself. Keep your head up, keep yourself motivated, and always play your best. Everyone is going to go through swings in which they run bad. Everyone is going to have tough times.
The key here is that in order to succeed, you must first think you will succeed. The first step to winning is having the mentality of a winner. Most of us have short-term memories, we seem to forget the good things and take them for granted. Variance sucks, sure, but if you keep playing your best good things will happen. All you can ask yourself is to play your A game day in and day out and the rest is out of your control.
There exists a huge power in positive thinking. If you think positively, you will keep yourself playing the best you can play. If you think negatively, you are playing worse. I'm sorry, but no individual thinking to themselves "oh god, i have AA let's see how I lose this time" is going to win in the long run. That's just not a winning mindset, and at some point that mindset is going to cause you to play sub-optimally.
Each day, heck each MTT is a new battle. Keeping your mind fresh and positive is of extreme importance. After all, the mind is the leading contributor to your game and how you perceive things. And, the sharper your mind, the better you will be as a play so training your mind to think positively can only help you succeed.