Today a lot of material is written about self-discipline, so it became a kind of stamp. You can ask any person about any activity, and he will answer that self-discipline is almost always the most important success factor. But he is not mistaken and will be right. Self-discipline for most classes is just a stereotype. After all, it is not necessary to pay enough attention to self-control, if your activity is to work in a factory (where safe production) or the office, where there are internal regulations.
In poker, everything is completely different. Most people who decide to start a poker career, who want to make money on a comfortable life, are looking for some kind of freedom in poker. The latter for them means an exemption from the control of the authorities, from employees, from certain daily actions. This game can really provide all this, but freedom in unlimited quantities can adversely affect the player’s career growth.
The basic principles of self-control. The first and most important principle can be considered a game that needs to be played depending on the bankroll. Do not immediately try to jump above your head. Take some time to figure out the bankroll management. The main task is to convince oneself that it is allowed to play only “by bankroll” and otherwise it is impossible.
The game needs your attention. If it is played in fast poker or on three tables at the same time, and you still have time to talk on the phone, read a book and correspond in chat rooms or on forums, getting a good result out of this is unlikely. In the absence of concentration, many mistakes will be made that will lead to losses.
It is necessary to allocate time for poker, which will be allotted only to him and nothing else. It is advisable to play the same hours, because the body will get used to such a regime that will benefit you.
Try to establish for yourself what amount you can lose, and then stop playing for a certain time (best until tomorrow). As the proverb says: “You are not blamed for what you are playing, but for playing back”. The presence of the desire to recoup can lead to very negative consequences.
It is also important to always play in a good mood, as negative emotions greatly harm the adoption of the right decisions and concentration.