Where do you get motivation?

    • Huseens
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      Where do you get motivation for improving yourself? Is it thought about how good your life could be if you could earn a lot with poker? Is it your family what needs support? Or it isnt money? Write please what is your motivation.
      ;)
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    • ZhiCheng
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      Its sex with asian girls that have me going.. Obviously I dont want it all that much lately tho X(
    • KidPokersKid
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      Just my need to want to get better. I love the satisfaction of being able to do something with ease when some time ago you thought you would never get there (like when I trained and trained in order to be able to dunk 10ft in high school) kinda like how we move up limit to limit in poker.
    • metalDays
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      2 words - new skateboard
    • Schnitzelfisch
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      this :)
    • randomdonk
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      moving up limits, getting better.
      i try to not think about the money at all, and play, read articles, watch videos; everything to be able to play better than my opponents and not to get more money.
      and in the end i get a lote more money this way :D
    • Atoks
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      Does anyone seriously want to work 8hrs+ a day, from monday to friday (and possibly weekends), for a set amount of money, with an idiot for a boss, retards for coworkers, working on stuff that u don't have the faintest interest in?

      Wouldn't you like to be among the best in the world in something that is easily accessible to anyone and also rewards anyone who dedicates it time, effort, energy, discipline and desire in order to succeed? In a game that looks so deceptively simple, that every Joe and Jane believe they could do it, yet when they go for it their faces look like ?( ?( ?( ?

      There is a small percentage of people in this world that have managed to make an extremely nice life for themselves by working around the system that the other majority trudges through during every waking hour of their life. I can be and will be a helluva lot more than just a tiny cog in the massive machine.

      Those are the basics on which my motivation is based. It's what gets me up in the morning and stops me from putting a bullet through my brain in the evening. Brutal but hey ... that's how the world is.
    • Huseens
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      Yeah same thoughts. One member has this slogan in signature "Life is an great adventure or nothing." It's very similar to my thoughts. I just want to live a dream!
    • advola
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      for me poker is work
      so that the motivation have a good month
    • Berzerger
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      Before I found out about PokerStrategy, I used to hang around in bars, telling girls I'm a poker pro. Until one time a couple of ladies invited me to a game at their place and emptied my pockets. That day I swore I won't ever let myself be bested at poker for sex, and that solemn vow has been giving me motivation to this day.

      Oh, and...

      Originally posted by Atoks
      There is a small percentage of people in this world that have managed to make an extremely nice life for themselves by working around the system that the other majority trudges through during every waking hour of their life. I can be and will be a helluva lot more than just a tiny cog in the massive machine.
      +1
    • cvora
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      Originally posted by Primzi


      this :)


      Modest ;)
    • One12ver
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      My motivation comes from the tables. Having a bad session or being outplayed by a TAG reg is what motivates me. It´s like a long war and every session is a small battle, the more battles I win the better chance I have of winning the war. The only way to do this is to study and improve the game(plan).

      Also the idea of becoming rich fast from poker is dead. I have accepted the fact that 2BB/100 is the goal. Its like my own money fund, I am the President :s_biggrin: , CFO and the trader and having that control is also motivating. As long as I beat inflation every year than I am doing all right!
    • StaticMoth
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      Originally posted by Atoks
      Does anyone seriously want to work 8hrs+ a day, from monday to friday (and possibly weekends), for a set amount of money, with an idiot for a boss, retards for coworkers, working on stuff that u don't have the faintest interest in?

      Wouldn't you like to be among the best in the world in something that is easily accessible to anyone and also rewards anyone who dedicates it time, effort, energy, discipline and desire in order to succeed? In a game that looks so deceptively simple, that every Joe and Jane believe they could do it, yet when they go for it their faces look like ?( ?( ?( ?

      There is a small percentage of people in this world that have managed to make an extremely nice life for themselves by working around the system that the other majority trudges through during every waking hour of their life. I can be and will be a helluva lot more than just a tiny cog in the massive machine.

      Those are the basics on which my motivation is based. It's what gets me up in the morning and stops me from putting a bullet through my brain in the evening. Brutal but hey ... that's how the world is.
      +1

      Well said, my thoughts exactly
    • Huseens
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      Originally posted by Berzerger
      Before I found out about PokerStrategy, I used to hang around in bars, telling girls I'm a poker pro. Until one time a couple of ladies invited me to a game at their place and emptied my pockets. That day I swore I won't ever let myself be bested at poker for sex, and that solemn vow has been giving me motivation to this day.
      Lol, I laughed. :D
    • andreibalint
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      Originally posted by GooRukYONG
      Its sex with asian girls that have me going.. Obviously I dont want it all that much lately tho X(
      Oh, so i'm not the only one? Lol.

      I play for money. I play because i'll get promoted (climb the limits) whenever I REALLY DESERVE to, in perfect accordance with my skills. I play because it gives you some sort of freedom (or it should; think about it, you can play in pretty much every country with a casino or internet connection).

      And it's fun.

      And the idea of living your live in a pretty awesome way. And yeah, because i pretty much love anything that involves money and risks and you can have an edge on the long term (stock market trading, forex).
    • Riddlah
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      I want win one big torunament until my 30t years.(10 years yet) And than I will need not work for money anymore. I will can do what I want. Thats my motivation.
    • Katu1900
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      my motivation is to get the hability to make the decisions (even the wrong)and not regret after.I have this ugly defect and poker helps me little by little.

      My dream its to be teacher, but i love poker and i want to make some money from there as well ill be happy if poker change my life.


      do not run, do not cry, make the choices. Thats my motivation


      My english is pretty bad so im sorry :f_frown:
    • Alan883
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      My motivation is to eat fishes but lately fisherman is eaten by fishes!!:) ))