Poker as a game is based on skills and rarely, a bit of luck. Though, it needs a lot of practice and determination to win the game. Like in Poker, we face ups and downs in our own personal lives. Here are some lessons that we learn from Poker that can also be applied in our regular life.
Discipline: helps you maintain discipline in your mind and money. In Poker, you need to know when to back our respectfully and limit your spendings. It also teaches you to be patient during the game and keep a calm mind. These qualities to be patient and disciplined about your finances and emotions also help you in your bad times in life.
Focus on Circle of Influence: Playing poker gives you a perspective on the ‘Circle of Influence that helps you understand if you played appropriately on each track. You get dealt with cards that may not be good but your way of analyzing the game and dealing with those cards is what makes you a winner or a loser. Similarly, in life when obstacles appear, you analyze them and work your way around accordingly.
Accept your losses: You cannot always win in Poker. Sometimes, you may lose games consistently for a long period and this is when most poker players tend to take a break to analyze their mistakes and rework on their skills and start again with a fresh mind. In life too, when we face bad days, we should take a break to calm our minds and come forth with a positive, new perspective
Back out at the right time: Often in Poker, players tend to run into losses for they take to back out of the game as a hit to their ego. Therefore, most of the time poker players train to know when to drop out of the game. Similarly, in life, you need to know when to let go of some things in order to protect yourselves.