June 27, 2010
Not putting in enough volume is really hurting my chances at making it to the mid stakes. As always I find myself with very little to do, and I still shy away from playing a session. If there was no money involved I would play all the time. Here are my reasons not to play:
- I've been winning lately. I expect to lose sooner or later.
- I've been losing lately. I'm not confident in my game.
- I've been breaking even lately. I expect to lose sooner or later, and I'm not confident in my game.
So, how can I get in more volume? There is no scenario where I'm fired up to play. Not being results oriented, not feeling entitled to anything, and knowing that in the long run hard work pays off. If anyone can figure out how to do it - please share your secret with me! For now, I've noticed that once I'm more comfortable at a stake, and my bankroll is a bit deeper, I behave more rationally. This might be an argument for stricter bankroll management. Or maybe I just need to stop being such a damn nit.