Concentration Essential For Winnings
Here's a small thing
(well some will say small and unimportant) that you may not have
What's the environment in
which you choose to gamble? Remember, we all get a free choice
in this! Is it calm, ordered, dare I say "serene"? Or
is it frantic, noisy, hectic and "all over the place"?
I would guarantee that those in the former environment have a
way better chance of finishing on the right side of the ledger
compared to those in the latter.
Today happens to be Launceston Cup
day and I have been asked several times this week "going
to the cup?". My answer, so as not to offend, is always couched
in the same terms - "no, too many other things I have to
get done". I could really not imagine a worse environment
in which one could try to make a few dollars.
Tons of people with no idea what
they're doing, looking at or trying to achieve, swirling around
like whirling dervishes on crack cocaine, having way too many
wines than what they can handle and passing on to those foolish
enough to listen the latest "hot tip" they got from
the next door neighbour whose first cousin is the sister of the
strapper who works for.......... oh, well, you get the picture.
Hey, you want to have
an afternoon away from the punt and all that entails and have a
few sherbets and serves of food that have all the nutritional vale
of a pet rock, great - go for it - but have no expectation of winning
"non fluke" money at all.
Successful gambling, because of the
enormous complexity of the basics involved, takes Concentration
and I think most people struggle to concentrate in a room
with more than one person (e.g. YOU) in it.
If you live by yourself
you should have no difficulties in setting up a effective environment
in which to pursue "the punt". If you co-habitate with
others the task is a little more difficult. Strangely, those women
want to use those really great areas for strange things called bedrooms
and lounge rooms and stuff like that!!!!
successful day in, day out, as I have written before, all things
have to happen in the same routine and surrounds. Day in. Day out.
To concentrate properly, you have to keep up your supply of liquid
refreshment and that, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, includes alcohol.
Your "brain fade" increases dramatically when you are
dehydrated. It doesn't seem to me to matter in the same way about
food but not having enough water in the system really seems to effect
the way I process things and I find my concentration wandering off
mid- afternoon dwelling on other things.
You simply MUST start off the day with a clear desk and clearer
mind because it will, without doubt, get cluttered by the end of
the afternoon, which is exactly a great opportunity to clean it
all up for the next day. That in itself reinforces in your mind
the old adage "there's no such thing as the last race"
- because there isn't!
Another trick to improving your concentration I was put on to is
classical guitar instrumental tracks. I have a few CDs full of this
stuff that I simply rotate over and over (at low level) in the background
and find that really improves my concentration. An acquaintance
who lives way out the back of nowhere in South Australia uses a
CD of ocean waves crashing on a beach (!!!) and swears by it. It
really is whatever turns you on and physically makes you feel relaxed
and in tune with what you are trying to achieve. Yes - I know -
will sound to some like "off with the pixies stuff" but
give it a try. What have you got to lose?
Sourcing the stuff should cause you no difficulties at all - you
an probably even download the stuff for nothing off the internet
or, in the case of ISPs like internode, they even have "metered
free" sections where you can listen all day for no cost at