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Adjusting to changes is rarely pleasant. It’s more natural and comfortable to continue to act in the same habitual way, but it’s a prescription for failure. Winners do everything they can to learn how their situation is shifting and then alter their strategies to whatever the new circumstances require.

Chapter 23, “Winners Pay Their Dues,” discusses another unpleasant reality: You’re not entitled to win. In fact, if you don’t pay your dues, you’re probably going to lose

That harsh position directly contradicts the emphasis in modern American schools and workplaces. Because they have gotten grades, promotions, and other rewards without working for them, some people think they are entitled to win at poker. So they don’t pay their dues and get exactly what they deserve: failure.

Winners work, study, and sacrifice. It isn’t easy to pay all those dues, but I never said that winning was easy. The choice is yours. You can deny reality, pretend that you’re entitled to win, and end up disappointed. Or you can accept reality, pay your dues, and become a winner.

The final chapter, “How to Become a Winner,” deals with a rarely discussed subject: Changing yourself. Most poker writers naively assume that merely telling people how they should play will cause them to play well.

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