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Goals for the WSOP

by Matt Matros |  Published: May 13, 2015


Everyone loves goals. People write them on calendars, talk about them constantly, and post messages on their phone’s lock screen to remind them of all the goals they’ve set. These goals can be about anything: get a promotion by next year, write twenty pages this week, visit Peru before I die. We set goals for virtually every measurable aspect of our lives (and even some of the immeasurable ones), and overall this is a fine thing. But if you’re not careful, goals can backfire—especially when those goals involve poker tournaments. It’s great for a poker player to have a motivating force to help them take their game to the next level. Failing to meet a goal, however, can have negative psychological repercussions, and might even make things worse than they were before. For example, at the beginning of the year I set a goal to read sixty books. So far ...

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