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    Raiser's Rant #1 Ok, my head is officially fried with all this poker goal-setting malarkey. Don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't think it's worthwhile because I do but the problem I'm having is how to go about it. I've read through many of the poker goal threads here and there are some excellent examples of how to go about setting them out for the year ahead but there's also ones where it seems little thought went into them before they were set-out. I want to set myself goals for the year ahead but I'm looking to you guys to give me some tips on how to set-out goals and objectives. What should good poker goals contain? Any tips guys and gals? Raiser umbup:
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  • #2
    Hi Paul,

    I can help but you need to find something you want to accomplish. Could be next year (2014) or it could be a longer time frame.

    Just like a company would do. They have 5 year goals that are then broken down in years, than months.

    Ex: $150, 000 in 5 years. $10k in first year, 20K in second etc.

    So what would be your goal?
    Then we'll go into details

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Sandtrap777 View Post
      Hi Paul,

      I can help but you need to find something you want to accomplish. Could be next year (2014) or it could be a longer time frame.

      Just like a company would do. They have 5 year goals that are then broken down in years, than months.

      Ex: $150, 000 in 5 years. $10k in first year, 20K in second etc.

      So what would be your goal?
      Then we'll go into details
      I know I'm only a noob here but I have heard great things about you could you help me in the same manner please?

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      • #4
        Sure, no problem

        Answer the same question as above
        We can do it via PM if you want

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Sandtrap777 View Post
          Sure, no problem

          Answer the same question as above
          We can do it via PM if you want
          Thanks sent you a message

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          • #6
            I read an article by Jared Tendler where he suggested breaking your goals into two categories process oriented goals and a result oriented goal and have a 3:1 ratio.

            For example a result oriented goal could look like :

            I will make $X profit in 2014.

            Like Andre Coimbra and Sandtrap stated in their goals for last year.

            Your process goals could be :

            I will play so many hands/tournaments a year to achieve my profit goal, then break that number down monthly and weekly or even daily .

            I will identify leaks in my game and learn how to improve them, possibly by using tracking software, then maybe watch videos or read how to improve your game, I will do this study X amount of hours a week.

            I will schedule regular breaks in my playing routine to prevent me from becoming burnt out, like one day a week, five days a month and four weekly breaks a year.

            I am sure others can improve on this example, but I hope this helps, I think the I will bit is important you have to make a statement that you intend to achieve the goal dont be half hearted about it and write it down and re-read the goal.

            Did you know Bruce Lee, Jim Carey and Michael Jordan all set big goals and achieved them.

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            • #7
              I've always found it difficult to asses where to set the goalposts.. since we can't always really predict our own learning curves accurately enough in advance, In general I would say it is better to set our sights slightly lower, and over shorter timeframes initially, we can always move the bar later, then we have limited the possibility of feeling dejected when we dont hit targets that were unrealistic anyway
              the flip side to that ofc being if we dont set ourselves enough of a challenge.. we run the risk of coasting and not achieving our full potential.
              So that last post from Rex with a heavier emphasis on process goals, really makes sense!

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              • #8
                I am no expert in giving goal tips, but since RR is worse in that aspect I will give it a go.
                I would choose something rather realistic as my primary goal and something rather great but not so much realistic, as my second one.
                I would also try and find ways to make the thing more interesting as a challenge, by putting some side goals here and there just for fun (like achieving gold star before June).
                Good luck with your goal setting RoyalRaise!
                Last edited by GamblingProp; Sun Dec 29, 2013, 12:53 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by GamblingProp View Post
                  I am no expert in giving goal tips, but since RR is worse in that aspect I will give it a go.
                  I would choose something rather realistic as my primary goal and something rather great but not so much realistic, as my second one.
                  I would also try and find ways to make the thing more interesting as a challenge, by putting some side goals here and there just for fun (like achieving gold star before June).
                  Good luck with your goal setting RoyalRaiser!
                  I like this ^^^

                  I would also include training goals and volume goals but above all set things that will stretch you a little that you will enjoy. Keep it simple and as GamblingProp says add sub goals that will make it more interesting.
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                  • #10
                    different people prefer different types of goals
                    im more of a vague goal setter

                    so my goals might be, in order of importance

                    play well > stay committed/motivated (maintain good volume would fall under this category) > study/discuss with other players > keep good brm > dont get worn out from poker > have fun > make profit


                    profit is generally not a set goal for me because it is the (hopeful) end result when all the other things are in order
                    Last edited by ouchbadbeat; Sun Dec 29, 2013, 01:02 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Sandtrap777 View Post
                      So what would be your goal?
                      Cheers Sand, Let me chew on this for a day or so and I'll post back here then, I want to give it some thought first. Raiser umbup:
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 73REX73 View Post
                        dont be half hearted about it .... Did you know Bruce Lee, Jim Carey and Michael Jordan all set big goals and achieved them.
                        Thanks Rex, you're right, there's no point in being half-hearted about it, I'm a believer that if you are going to do something then do it right! Anything is possible if we set our minds to it. Raiser umbup:
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by stix144 View Post
                          feeling dejected when we dont hit targets that were unrealistic anyway the flip side to that ofc being if we dont set ourselves enough of a challenge.. we run the risk of coasting and not achieving our full potential.
                          Exactly, this is where I'm finding it tough. I don't want to set the bar too high and at the same time I don't want to sell myself short either. Raiser umbup:
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by GamblingProp View Post
                            I would also try and find ways to make the thing more interesting as a challenge, by putting some side goals here and there just for fun (like achieving gold star before June).
                            Now that's an interesting idea! Setting mini-goals on the road to achieving an overall objective, I can see the benefits of that, good suggestion Raiser umbup:
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ouchbadbeat View Post
                              different people prefer different types of goals im more of a vague goal setter
                              I'd be the opposite, I'm not a big fan of vagueness. I liked the idea you mentioned of keeping your goals fun, I think this is important because if we're not enjoying working towards our goals there's a good chance we'll throw in the towel at an early stage so I'll definitely be adding some fun into the equation. Raiser umbup:
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