Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Poker pearl #50
In the June 30 issue of Card Player magazine (see scan above), Alan Schoonmaker was asked:
Question: Losing streaks make me feel like a big failure. How can I overcome this feeling?
1. If you can't accept poker as it is, including all of its frustrations, don't play.
2. Poker is a game, not your life. One way to deal with it is to have many outside activities. Successes in some will overcome your negative feelings about your poker losses. If you let poker dominate your life, mood swings will damage more important parts of your life such as work and personal relationships.