Intro & Part 1
Your subconscious mind determines where you will go in most all situations.
Your conscious mind attempts to deal with your immediate and minute-to-minute decisions as well as adjust with some type of realization, attempting to deal with or provide you excuses after the fact.
Fear takes over and causes so much of the loss at the gaming tables and most players have no idea why the fear actually sets in and it has to do with primarily your subconscious mind frame and reservoir that stores the subconscious.
The basis of your decision making process at gaming is actually contained within your subconscious mind which so many of us have no idea about.
There is actually a block between your subconscious and your conscious minds. You have to remove the block in order to be successful at gaming.
What you have to realize and deal with is your conscious mind is 99% unaware of the subconscious and what the subconscious will produce and make your agenda.
But the subconscious mind overwhelms most decisions made or about to be made by the conscious mind. In other words and in reality, you are self-defeating yourself the highest majority of the times. And when frustration and anxiety along with emotions set in, that will be most likely be 100% of the time. This is what needs to be addressed, not how to follow the last decision or not follow the last decision or follow the chop chop or follow the streak or follow the person winning at the table or bet opposite the person losing at the table or only bet a certain amount of your buy-in and all that other garbage that is written on the internet.
You have to understand your conscious mind contains all of the thoughts, feelings, and wishes of which we are all holding at any given moment. The unconscious mind is a genuine reservoir of your thoughts feelings memories and urges that are outside of your conscious awareness. No matter if they're positive or negative. However the negative will generally be produced and held much longer than the positive experiences within the subconscious reservoir and that is what makes it so dangerous especially at the gaming tables.
Your conscious mind commands you and generally directs your decision making process in real time. Stay with me here please. Your subconscious mind obeys. Your subconscious mind is your unquestioning servant that is working day and night to make your behavior fit into and with your emotional thoughts, hopes, and desires. All of your habits of thinking and acting are stored in your subconscious mind. And again this is what makes it so dangerous at the gaming table for your decision making process because of the influence that you cannot control and in most cases don't even know about.
Once activated your subconscious goals, choices, and actions persist until met. That is exactly the reason for continued wagering at the tables once the wins are capitalized on as well as continued wagering when experiencing continued losses.
It is not as easy as saying, "I will do this or that" or "I will prime my subconscious and be aware of it all the time" or "I'm only going to follow my conscious mind", etc., etc., etc.
Your subconscious includes feelings, hidden memories, habits, thoughts, desires, and reactions. Memories and emotions that are painful, embarrassing, shameful and of the likes are all stored within your subconscious and will influence your behavior and real-time decision making process, both heavily and continually.
Now maybe you can start to realize why each of us experience conflict within our decision-making process at the tables and how our frustration builds after losses as well as failing to capitalize on winning bets and sections with larger wins that we actually either had an advantage and seen somehow, or just felt very confident were going to come about and they did.
There are things a table game player can do to combat the levels of your mind and access your subconscious and develop roles that will give you a better advantage in your decision-making process.
More to come in detail within my next post about Levels and Roles.
Thanks for reading and stay safe!