The First Big Hurdle – Daily Log Day 2

It’s only Day 2, and I have already hit my first major bump in the road. I had a pretty bad day at the tables, and I ended up losing all $520 of my new bankroll….fuck. While this is an unfortunate turn of events, I will not let it get me down, and I will use it as my inspiration for today’s thought. Also, I’ve decided that the first skill I’m going to take a shot at is pen spinning. I chose this because it’s easy to work into my routine. I can practice at my desk at work every day, and it won’t take up any extra time. The first trick I want to learn, which I hope to have mastered by the end of the week, is known as the Sonic. A video of it is included below in case you’re curious.


Today: -$520
Total: $0

Thought of the Day

One of the many unendingly useful psychological skills I have developed is frame control. Allow me to explain. In order to achieve their success, successful people construct their own realities by framing the world as they want it. Every event, experience, and interaction is perceived in the most beneficial and positive way possible. For example, if you get a bad haircut, you don’t consider it as a bad haircut. You consider it as an opportunity to buy and try new hats. Similarly, my loss of bankroll is not a negative event. Rather, it is an opportunity to reevaluate and improve my play and strategy. I could dip into my savings and just buy in again, but I promised myself I wouldn’t do that, so I’m not going to. As a result of today’s losses, I am currently out of liquid cash. Therefore, I must wait until my next paycheck at the end of the month to restart my bankroll. Until then, I will evaluate what I have done and calibrate my play to the style of player I have seen here. I will begin a new bankroll with $500 from my next paycheck at the end of the month. I will still continue to post daily updates and bits of wisdom, and my workout went well today, so I’m going to continue with that.

For you readers, I’d like you to try out frame control in your own lives. Frame things in a positive light, and change your perception of things that happen to you and around you. You might find a remarkably beneficial change in your outlook.


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