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You can make a good decision, for example in business or a relationship, that still doesn't work out because you've run bad. I think many people in poker don't have a good understanding of this concept that is pretty second-nature to poker players.
Do not do 2 things that seems similar but in reality very different in principal at the same time. This is what I get after Playing 2 MTT, 1 Omaha, 1 Hold'em on 2 different Poker rooms. It hinder our best ability.
Poker and chess have helped me to become less impulsive in certain life situations. I definitely find myself stepping back and analyzing certain situations instead of jumping the gun and making horrible life mistakes.
TO BE PATIENT AND ANALYZE THE CHANCES OF CERTAIN THINGS TO HAPPEN
To piggy back off of this concept, "When someone gives you good odds, take them."
So often in life, people will give you a chance to risk something for a great reward. We have to make sure we take good odds when we see them and capitalize on these opportunities. If you know only three people are applying for a job you want, invest more in your resume, cover letter, etc. If you're trying to get a job that 1000 people want, then take a shot, but don't put too much stock in it.
Patience is also a critical life skill. I like your thought process.
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Know how to work your head towards unpredictability.
One of the things I learned a lot from playing poker, is knowing how to understand and accept what happens to us in the life of the day.
We wake up every day thinking only of the positive. This is good, and gives us strength to get up on the right foot, but if we are not mature enough, we fall into depression and go back to bed in the first obstacle that life presents us.
So we have to know how to wake up and start the day with optimism, yes, but also know how to have the firmness that the unforeseen will come and that we have to be firm there to face and get around the situations, without despair, without going "on tilt".
So I'm learning more and more to face the challenges with maturity not only when I play, but also in my daily life as a professional.
Hugs and successes to all poker professionals and all other professions.
I think this is a great question. So the most important thing for me is thinking one step ahead.
Have you thought to yourself, “What does my opponent think that I think he thinks I have?” No Limit Hold’em: Theory and Practice by David Sklansky and Ed Miller.
Play CRAPS it's fun too. Just place 1 $20 bill on the Don't Pass line. Don't matter much when. That's the best bet in the Casino by a micro percentage (over the PASS line). Basically it's down to this.....
What else did you learn about poker, that you can take for life?
I naturally tend to be a cautious person and were it not for poker I think I would’ve remained too much in that lane, so to speak. The breakthrough of thinking in terms of EV is something I naturally started applying to all the decisions I make in life (once I went pro and started thinking about poker all the time lol).
The knowledge that there is risk in anything and that every single thing we do in life is some kind of a gamble is a good extension of this that— and it helps me avoid being overly risk adverse in life. Thanks to EV, I’m happier overall in life and not just a better poker player than before
when you recive that sequency of bad beets in one session and you just acept it and don't start to cry like a baby.
I am trying to develop that virtue. Its important and I recommend you to be able to make the right decision and even though the result of your decison that was right did not come out you take a breath and relax because you are doing this the right thing.
I would tell my sad history of the day you are tired of this. keep doing it keep moving