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Positive Poker

by Jonathan Little |  Published: Dec 11, 2013


The following is an excerpt from my new book with Dr. Patricia Cardner, Positive Poker, A Modern Psychological Approach to Mastering Your Mental Game: Those who know me well know that I have generally struggled with not being confident enough for most of my life. Even though I have worked hard to become more confident, I still falter. I recognize my problem is that I compare myself to perfection. I realize I tend to be very good at everything I put my mind to, yet, at the same time, I know I am not the best in the world. I clearly need to convince myself that it is acceptable to not be perfect. At the poker table, I tend to be quite confident unless I am playing against someone I perceive to be “good.” At this point, depending on my exact opponent, my confidence will vary a wide degree, from ...

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