There have been a lot of blog postings, forum postings or poker articles this year from very successful online ring game players along the basic lines of "My poker life story".
One theme that frequently comes up is the subject of putting in a high number of quality table hours while the games are still unsustainably good. One poster at 2+2, James282, put it very well in his post, "...you don’t want to be like those professional athletes that piss away their opportunities by not working their asses off while they had huge, but time-sensitive earning potential".
In my adult life, I have seen the peak of a dot-com bubble and a real estate bubble, and I appreciate the time-is-of-the-essence mentality that is espoused. Throughout my poker life, I have wasted much time and not made the most of the many chances that were afforded to me.
This post is to serve as a reminder to myself not to waste my time or opportunities.