The idea of balance, and always striving for it is an important lesson in itself. However it is important to remember that when in a very close spots where you are not sure what to do,
It’s better to take the aggressive approach.
FOCUS ON THE SIMPLEST OUTCOMES
When first implementing more aggression into your game, it is important to ease into it.
Begin by raising a few more hands before the flop, as well as re-raising or “3-betting” your opponents before the flop with less than superior hands.
As you get comfortable playing more pots with this aggressive approach, you can begin to refine your strategies.
In the end, all the cards will even out. It because of this that the money will eventually flow to those who make the best decisions, and who are aggressive in the correct spots.
Finding these correct spots to be aggressive will take practice, and you will make mistakes and look foolish at times. This is perfectly okay and in fact necessary.
“A man who is not afraid is not aggressive,a man who has no sense of fear of any kind is really a free, a peaceful man.”
PRACTICE MAKING THESE AGGRESSIVE PLAYS
Pick up your aggression near “money bubbles”, where players are afraid to bust out of the tournament so close to being paid.
Raise more hands preflop in late position. This may mean raising a hand like J-8 from late position where you usually would fold it.
Bluff two streets more often. For example if you raise before the flop and continue bet on the flop, try bluffing once more on the turn.
Raise your opponent’s bets on dry boards.