"I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.
- Mark 11:23
I have got to tell you I am fed up with the lack of support from people. I REALLY get a little irritated when anyone I talk to does not think you can win money consistently playing Poker. I was on pace to make about 1K per month playing .50/1. I would assume that with better post flop play and the level I have moved up to (1/2) that it would be reasonable to say I could make 2K per month. I might be off a little but I do not think this is a crazy statement. This rate adds up to around 24K per year. Obviously there will be some variance but I do not think this is an unreasonable expectation. It may actually be an underestimation.
I tell my Wife this and she looks at me like I am crazy. I must have like three heads. She cannot wait to tell the nanny and the two of those knuckleheads together like to give me the “Uh Huh” smirk.
Now I understand a little of why they do not believe. I have not been playing very long. I have had my setbacks on the path, which have actually made me a much better player. I know they have no firm grasp of any aspect of the Poker world and this causes them to have no way of believing that anyone can make money doing this. I would at least expect a little encouragement from the wifey though.
Do not even get me started about when I talk to people at work. The friends I have from work defiantly think I am crazy also. It is again based in their assumption that Poker is only luck and lack of knowing how many people are out there playing online and in casinos.
I cannot wait until that mountain moves and the doubt is lifted. As I ascend triumphantly into the Heavens of a profitable poker game leaving behind the unbelievers. I wonder who will be smirking then!