May 27, 2011
What a strange word.
It's almost like a Scandinavian religious word or something:
Loki 4:22 'And Valhalla was empty for a time and half a time. Loki shook the heavens with his voice, and it let loose a giant blog. And the humans were afraid.'
I'm thinking this is an excellent way to keep an online journal. So that's exactly what I'm gonna do.
I'm Canadian, in my 20's. I am a student at University in fall and winter.
After having a bunch of cash tied up in AP, I did manage to get at least some of it out and so I started a new bankroll and I'm playing 4NL. WOOO!
It's exciting, isn't it? It's good to make a fresh start though. The players at my site seem reeeeeee-dick-ulously bad (yes, bad players can be dicks) in general so I should have no problems moving up soon and padding that roll. My goals are to move up as soon as possible and just in general to get better. To think deeper, be more disciplined with laydowns, fix my emotional issues that seem to never go away, etc.
Also, looking for some kind of summer job too. I'm going deep sea fishing at the end of June so I'm trying to save up some cash. That should be a blast. Hopefully I'll post some pics of the trip when I get back.
The blog is going to be poker related in general but Ill throw some other cool crap in here too.Basically what I'm learning, spots I'm having difficulty with, things that inspire and confuscate and just plain piss me off.
Something Krantz said in one thread got me thinking: you set big goals, break them up into bite size chunks, and then systematically chew them down one at a time...constantly reevaluating and setting new ones on the things that you think will make you happy.
The bite size chunks thing got to me. One of the major problems with motivation is seeing a big goal as insurmountable. Like reading a book or watching a video series, or going over 500 hands in your HEM, or completing a degree, whatever; that's a lot of information to take in and a lot of work all at once. Biting off only a little bit at once while keeping the end in mind is going to build your tolerance, your confidence, your work ethic, and your motivation. You'll also see better results, which in turn increases your motivation and confidence even more. It's a self-reinforcing circle of love. Kind of like a threesome (something I haven't been privy to...YET lol).
I mean, this might seem stupid simple to a lot of people but to a guy like me who dreams BIG and sees the big picture but has difficulty with discipline and basically does whatever the opposite is of what I 'have to do' (I swear this is my fundamental nature) it's a godsend.
Krantz, you're a genius bro.
I have a regimen. I will study 1 hour for every 2 hours of play, and intend on playing 4 hours per day/5-6 days a week. My study can include anything from videos/books/forum posting and HEM review, etc. I think I will usually have one video series and one book on the go.