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A poker player has to live by his decisions, even when he is losing.
In our professional life, we are also on our own with our decisions. No one will be there to sympathize with you, and the pain is yours alone.
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It’s not the end of the world if a poker player has a set of bad cards, as any bad situation can change with new cards and the skillful playing of the game. In the corporate world, good or bad situations change quickly. Being the weakest in the team does not mean you cannot reach to the top.
A poker player learns many skills initially about different combinations of cards, and how to play a basic game. He keeps on improving by further calculating the other aspects of the game, which were not understood before.
A certain percentage of the winnings always go to the casino where the game of poker is being played. Similarly, your work has to ensure your employers goals are met, not just yours.
A good poker player chooses a table where he has a better chance to win. A group of casual players is better than a table of professional players.
A good poker player is not dependent on luck of the draw, and on the other player's mistakes to win. It’s about how you play.
A successful poker player constantly plays a high standard, and does not make impulsive decisions. A long-term discipline in a career path builds one's wealth, supported by one’s past success.
The game of poker is unpredictable and the luck of the draw lands in our favor, out of the blue.
If the casino table is rigged or players are playing in tandem, there is a strong chance that you will lose.
Not risking in a poker game means slowly losing or bleeding away our stack. In our careers, we have to take risks, take the jump ahead, getting out of our comfort zones to succeed.
Your past work culture, expectations and even your prior performance do not matter in the present moment.
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