When playing tournaments, keep in mind that you will not make the money in the vast majority of tournaments you play.
This is because in most tournaments, only the 10% of the entrants will cash.
Even the best players in the world cash in less than 20% of the tournaments they play in.
IN TOURNAMENTS, YOU LOSE WAY MORE THAN YOU WIN
You may play 20, 30, or even more tournaments in a row sometimes without a money finish or significant cash.
Understand this going into each tournament, so that you can always keep your eye on the prize and go for the win.
Even during those tough downswings where it seems like you haven’t cashed in forever, keep these tournament expectations in the back of your mind.