What i am saying is to not get too attached to outcomes and focus on the process. If one is well groomed and has nice shoes, their real life can’t be that bad. Will winning or losing some play chips change anything in your real life?
It will if you let it, so why let it?
You might have heard me say that apathy is the great liberator. I want to play well, but sometimes I make mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes. Mistakes are a chance to learn and progress… opportunities. Should I get upset over having these opportunities?
Everyone has bad beats. EVERYONE. This includes the best professional players in the world, and it includes the most inexperienced players, and it includes everyone in between. Good players step up and dig in, weak players give up and give in.
Mental strength is every bit as important as the strength of your hand. If you can’t leave your feelings at the door, they will put you on the floor. If one plays to play well, they will win. If one plays to win, it’s hard to play well.