Quit while you’re ahead.

If you gamble and somehow find yourself “up,” the practical thing to do would be to walk away. If you’re a competitive athlete, do you quit after you win? No, you don’t. If you win locally, you go to regionals. You win regionals, you go to state. Go to state, try for the national title. Some athletes may even look to the Olympics. No win is ever big enough; you always strive for the next title. If you gamble like an athlete, you will not walk away after a win. Get a full house, then you want a straight flush. You get the point. Gambling like an athlete means you keep playing long after you’ve lost your winnings. We’ve all heard the saying “keep your eye on the prize.” That is what athletes do. But when they attain that prize, they’re looking ahead to the next prize. And if they end up winning at the highest level of their sport, the goal often then becomes to do it again, become a 2-time or 3-time World Champ or gold medalist. This is just one reason being a good athlete can lead to being a bad gambler. Stay tuned for the next post for more.

One thought on “Quit while you’re ahead.

  1. Great points here. I am not a gambler (except for my $10 Texas hold ‘em tournament once in a great while), but I can only imagine how addicting it would be when you are on a “winning streak “. How does one walk away from “success “ Gambling is similar to smoking. Very hard for someone to quit until they get cancer or go broke! Very sad!

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