My mission for today is to teach you about having a growth mindset when it comes to hand reading. Hand reading is a skill you can develop, not some gift given only to a select few poker geniuses. With hand reading you’ll often be incorrect, but having that growth mindset in place will propel you to learn from your mistakes.
Here’s my challenge to you for this episode: Assess whether or not you have a fixed mindset regarding any part of poker. Do you avoid playing suited connectors or pocket pairs because of a few bad experiences? Do you fold every BB because you don’t know how to defend and don’t want to look like a fool? Do you never check-raise or cbet OOP or 3bet pre-flop or even bluff because you’re scared of making a mistake and losing chips? If you answer yes to any of these, then you’ve found an area where you may have a fixed mindset which limits your growth. Resolve to get over this, learn new skills, attempt scary or new plays and be willing to make mistakes. Develop that growth mindset and take your game to the next level.
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