Find a game you can beat. Handicap yourself when you sit down to play. Determine whether you are a favorite or an underdog at the table. Then you have to ask yourself: if you're an underdog, why are you playing... and if you are a favorite, why are you quitting? - Johnny Chan
Unless you try to something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. - Ronald E. Osborn
Everythin' over on this side is wrong and everythin' on this side is right. This is anything in life, doesn't matter what it is. The closer you can stay to this line, the more successful you're gonna be. - Puggy Pearson
Dreams get you started; discipline keeps you going. - Jim Rohn Dream of more discipline.
Just because you've won a hand does not mean you played well, and the same goes for losing.... Being able to acknowledge a bad play, even one that wins you money, is one of the most important parts of a complete poker game. - Tom "durrrr" Dwan
A winner is big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. - John Maxwell
Learning how to lose is as important as learning how to win. In the long run, the players who can manage themselves and their bankrolls in tough times will build their characters and be stronger and better for the experience. - Jennifer Harman
The brick walls are not there to keep us out; the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. - Randy Pausch You must go over, around or through. Otherwise, you are stuck right where you are.
You have to develop a comfortable relationship with yourself; you have to learn to like yourself if you want to win at the poker table. Otherwise, you'll find subtle ways to self-destruct at the table. - Howard Lederer
Although luck will average out as a whole amongst the poker-playing population, there are individuals who will be unlucky for life and others who will be lucky for life. If you are very skilled but luck goes against you over the course of a lifetime, you might still be a winning player, just not as much of one as you might have been if luck had broken even or slightly favored you. In every bell curve, there will be losers and winners in the distribution of luck. - Peter Alson