Poker is fun, but only when you are winning. Earning a living through poker is a different ballgame.
Most people play poker for fun. Everyone wants to win but only a few do. An even smaller number of players keep winning consistently. It may appear to be wishful thinking if someone dreams to earn a living through poker, but many professional players have done precisely that. Some of the richest professional poker players have a net worth of around forty million dollars. Many professions do not lead to such wealth in a lifetime. However, playing poker as a professional is not about having an adventure.
It is easy to get drawn to the glitz and glamor of casinos, the promised riches in gambling, the prosperous lifestyles of high rollers and the enigma of the entire world that eventually boils down to a few cards. Playing poker professionally can be boring if you do not enjoy the game, especially if you are into online versions. You will have to be alone most of the time. You may be at home or somewhere calm and quiet. Distractions are a hazard if you are betting real money. Actual human interaction does not happen when your interface is a computer or laptop and you are connected to the online casino through internet. The whole setting can be quite isolating but also liberating for those who do not like all the attention and eyeballs all around while playing.
Life as a professional poker player can be thrilling. If you have the skills, impeccable dedication and unfailing focus, then you can keep winning. This alone can be motivating enough to improve and chase greater goals. All professional poker players are chasing riches but they do so in a composed manner. Celebrating the small wins, brushing off the minor losses, aiming for the big paybacks and staying committed to the game, without letting any emotion kick in, take a lot of patience, practice and perseverance. The life of a professional poker player is not for everyone. Those who can adapt and be at ease while dealing with daunting challenges can have a rewardingly satiating time.
If you are contemplating earning a living through poker, then you must first develop the skills and then improve them to become a consistent winner. Do not think of a fulltime career as a professional poker player if any aspect of the game makes you uncomfortable. Life can be easy if you are on a winning spree.