Originally Posted by bz54321
Thinking about bad +EV were you made the correct decision and in all other situations it is correct to be +EV oriented.
You say this as if substituting "+EV" for "results oriented" is the same thing. They are not the same thing.
Not sure why this is so hard to grasp. Your goal in poker should not be to make money, your goal in poker should be to make correct decisions. If you make correct decisions, the money will follow over the long term. However due to variance, correct decisions do not always yield positive results. Since poker is a long-view game, it doesn't matter whether any given hand won or lost, all that matters is you made the correct decisions in playing the hand.
Focusing on results of any hand or even group of hands (regardless of EV) = results oriented = BAD. Unless you made a mistake in the hand, in which case you need to focus on the mistake and fixing it.
Focusing on correct decisions (i.e. +EV) = ignoring results = GOOD.
That's all there is to it. Not that it's necessarily easy for beginners to do it, but the concept should be clear enough.