On Dads Poker Blog, I try to post once a day, usually on weekdays. I like to include in the post some of my thoughts, experiences and revelations learned about poker, either by playing or studying or watching. Some of what I write, I hope is either interesting, entertaining, instructive or thought provoking.
Some days are harder than most when it comes to fresh or interesting ideas to discuss. Sometimes I look back and rehash an idea with a different perspective based on new experiences.
Prior to writing my post for the day, I usually follow a routine of checking my email, twitters, and looking at, or reading Chris Brogan’s Blog. This morning was no exception.
Most all of his blogs are great (I say this sincerely, even though he is my son), but his blog was “spot on” for me. His post was titled “You are the Captain”. His ideas and thoughts are just what I needed today. You can read the entire post by clicking here.
An excerpt of the ending of his post follows:
“You are the captain, no matter where you sit in the organization. You command a vessel of one. Some day? Maybe a fleet. But start today. And look your ship over.
Do you have the right maps aboard?
Do you have a compass to guide you?
Do you have a telescope to see beyond the next wave?
Do you have a thirst for exploration and a hunger for reward?”
Of late my poker ship has been rudderless. I have been adrift in a sea of lassitude and stuck in a sand bank of morass. My sails have no air. I am missing my oars. Well, you get the picture. I have been playing in Sit n Go’s of little or no value, cash games below the level that I know I can play in and in tourneys that are not good choices for me. It is time for me to once again become the captain of my poker ship and start shipping those cash games, tourneys and Sit n Go’s. Full speed ahead – avast ye poker donks – my ship is bearing down on you!
Note: Chris Brogan is the older of my two sons, Thom is the younger. Both are fine young men.