At the moment I am combining some play on rouletteplayers.org through Oasis with some live internet casino play, and after a very tough series of short and medium size sessions ( digging out of holes) the rouletteplayers.org account has now reached an ATH* of +152,000 units.
*ATH is all time high
The re-tracement had been quite testing because I had ventured into dangerous territory ignoring early warning signs and at one stage we had to fight back from 89,000 units ( a re-trace of nearly 40,000 from an earlier high).
To scale out of such again requires patience, perseverance, and of course primarily timing. I got the timing wrong in the first place, so am showing you this is a slippery path.
However this note is about the notion and power of ATH.
We have seen in the past month a fantastic gathering of very fine sports people. All are concerned with improving PB and establishing new ATH, OR and WR. All this is carrot and stick motivation with much honour, pride, glory and now commercial value as being a sought after role model for those who want brands, and social media in their lives.
Nothing judgmental in my comments, as I admire all of these athletes, and the power of the ATH as a motivation tool for the emotions is what interests me.
Thus in roulette, I recommend you become even more obsessive, and faithfully record your progress whether it be a downward spiral ( we have all been through those cycles) or better, new and new target ATH records. To start to really care about performance is a fascinating pschology and bio-feedback loops proliferate. These are all most supportive and motivate us to improve, grow, perform in whatever format you select. However I suggest short sprints in roulette sessions first. Start accumulating and anticipating and expecting success, and be prepared for occasional tests, and losses, but put all in a larger context and plan.
So there is the Olympic metaphor in roulette. We play to win. Why else would you bother?
Learn to time, accumulate, and grow risk banks, and also know when to cash out and re-set balances. Learn to search out what is the best combination for you. We are all unique so tailor a plan, as a professional trainer would for his future champion.
You can see why my world has no place for cynics as self sabotage I endeavour to weed out, while eternal vigilance is essential, and with all the skills and knowledge of the game in the world, you can and will still lose sometimes. Nevertheless you know that the goal is to accentuate wins and mitigate loss.