The end of the year is right around the corner! If you’re like me, I’m sure you’re already thinking and planning your goals for the new year.
But first, take a moment to reflect on the past twelve months. Write a personal year-end review and summarize everything you’ve accomplished, the obstacles you’ve faced and the lessons you’ve learned.
Set yourself up for success in 2023 by completing this exercise.
Having these insights can help you choose your goals for the new year. You will be able to establish a plan of action based on what worked and what didn’t.
Here are my seven annual review questions. You are welcome to adapt them as you see fit:
- What were your goals for the past year? Analyze the results.
- What’s your most proud accomplishment this year?
- What were some of the highlights of 2022?
- What was your most significant lesson (or lessons) this year?
- What was your biggest obstacle in 2022?
- What was your greatest career achievement?
- This year, what do you feel most grateful for?
Top 22 Poker Mindset Quotes From 2022
Here are the top 22 poker mindset quotes from 2022! Read them to kick off your new year with inspiration!
Poker is not a job where you get paid by the hour. You get paid for making the right decisions over and over again.
What most people think: Poker = Gambling; Reality: Poker = Strategy + Edges + Calculated risks + Emotional fights + Consistency + Countless hours of practice
There is more to poker than money. It involves discipline, strategy, resilience, confidence, psychology, and personal growth. Money is the cherry on the cake.
You learn by losing. Pain teaches like nothing else.
Being unbothered after a poker loss is a superpower.
You will play thousands of hands over the year. And now you’re upset because you lost the last one? Come on! Keep calm. Focus. Next hand…
The reality of poker success: 5 years of pain, suffering, failures, hard work, emotional breakdowns and they still call you lucky.
Poker changes your life. The more you play, the more you realize that emotion control is power. If you can skillfully work with your emotions, you can do anything.
A winning strategy makes you a good poker player. Bankroll management makes you a great poker player. Emotional control makes you a legendary poker player.
Poker is war. Every hand is a battle. Losing one battle is not losing the war. The war is made up by tens of thousands of battles.
Paradoxically, poker gets much (much!) easier when you don’t need the money.
Quotes From The Pros
“When you lose because of the run of the cards, that feels fine. It’s not a big deal. It’s much more painful if you lose because you made a bad decision or a mistake.” (Erik Seidel)
“Message to myself: There’s so much money to be made in poker. Just get better and work harder than everyone else.” (Landon Tice)
“If you wanna get really good at something, you have to be selfish and put all your energy and attention into it.” (Phil Ivey)
“You need to accept that variance doesn’t care about you. It doesn’t care how many hours you study. Sometimes the lazy ones win in the short term. It does not seem fair. So why put in the work if winning is not promised? Well, if you don’t, then losing is guaranteed.” (Bencb)
“I found a game that’s so challenging that it teaches you good life values. It teaches you to be rational and not let negative things affect you.” (Dominik Nitsche)
“The biggest lesson I learnt in poker is that you’re never going to be right. Sometimes the best you can do is give it a good guess and hope it works out.” (Tom Dwan)
“Poker isn’t just a game. Poker taught me discipline. Poker taught me patience. Poker taught me accountability. Poker taught me to be kind in the toughest moments. Poker taught me to keep going when things get tough. Poker is not just a game. Poker is who I am.” (Pokerfacegal13)
“Interesting paradox: As you improve at poker you spot more and more mistakes you couldn’t have understood prior to expanding your knowledge through experience and study. The better you get, the more mistakes you will see.” (Daniel Negreanu)
“In poker, staying confident without feeling entitled is a delicate but vital balance to achieve especially when the outcome doesn’t always reflect your skill or effort.” (Maria Ho)
“If I play poker after training I feel so good and relaxed it is impossible for me to steam.” (Patrik Antonius)
“If you don’t believe you can make a living playing poker, you’ll never commit to that path. Instead, you’ll listen to people who tell you that poker is dying and watch your dream slowly die. Poker is booming.” (Nick Howard)
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