Within the last few years I have received a lot of questions about “how to become a professional poker player” Most of people think that earning money is the main aim of poker players. But unfortunately a lot of people underestimate the fact that earning money is a result, not an aim. From my perspective this is the fundamental difference between successful players and unlucky fellows. For the professional players the main aim is to make the right moves, and play the game on the level that would satisfy them, even if they loose, however for the middle and low level players the aim is to make profits. Which is absolutely wrong in terms of intent.
Professional poker players like the game itself, they are feeling the passion and temptation for the game. For them, the game is not just part of their life – it is their life, besides that if you watch a few interviews with professional poker players all of them say that money was never an aim, simultaneously you can spot that professional athletes, musicians and other famous and well known people say the same thing, this indicates that principle doesn’t only apply to poker players.
So generally speaking if a person wants to become a professional, he should treat the game as professional. If you treat the game professionally, it will reward you the same way.