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Run to avoid paralysis by analysis in poker
The old modified saying that says "fire, shoot and aim" is usually the
The old modified saying that says "fire, shoot and aim" is usually the best solution to deal with this problem that arises when we do not face problems.
One of the greatest evils that human beings have in most aspects of life is the so-called analysis paralysis or the tendency to postpone tasks until they find the perfect time to execute them.
It is closely linked to the procrastination or habit of replacing an activity with a less important one, even replacing it with a completely different one that diverts attention from the goal, becoming a daily habit of «leaving for tomorrow what can be done today» .
This analysis paralysis occurs in poker in different ways, at all levels and game modes. The player who wants to leave the current job to devote to the tables but does not start until saving a number of months of salary or who invests money and resources to buy equipment, make a work plan, watch videos, read forums and study but without sitting in a casino or online room to grind the first hand, are the most visible examples of this evil.
The proper way to avoid this habit is execution. There is an old saying that by making a small modification helps to this end: "fire, shoot and aim" is a mantra that every poker player should repeat at the time of detecting the paralysis by analysis.
Certainly the extremes are bad and you should not fall into the eternal improvisation, but it is necessary to draw a plan, take it to action and on the way modify the variables. Very rarely in life, conditions will be 100% favorable, so it is important not to wait but to act.
An interesting read which leave me slightly motivated to do something that I have been putting off for some time; making a sizable investment in online poker.
I enjoy poker and hope to play professionally in the future. This desire stems from my success in live poker against my friends. Despite this, I have never made a sizable investment in the game not stuck to a plan that involves tracking my games and adjusting my play.
Would you call this procrastination in poker?
I suppose I can use my live winnings and put it online. The next time for sure