The Laws of Success
Over the years I have studied the habits of successful players in all games. From these studies Twelve Basic Laws of Success materialized. If you can unfailingly and conscientiously apply the 12 Success Laws, you can count on winning consistently while playing baccarat, blackjack, craps, poker or roulette.
In this article three of the Laws are briefly discussed:
SUCCESS LAW #1 — THE LAW OF ADHERENCE TO STRATEGY
Thou shall not second guess the strategy. All of Leonard’s strategies and systems are well proven. In their zeal to win, many new players forget why they purchased a strategy in the first place. It’s easy to get sidetracked, to think you can improve on the system. Wait! Why tamper with what you know works?
Don’t let the excitement of the moment carry you away. No matter what others around you are doing, even if they’re winning at a particular time … stay with the system. Yes, sometimes crazy bets do work. But it’s the long run you’re interested in. You want long-term, consistent results.
SUCCESS LAW #4 — THE LAW OF SAMURAI DISCIPLINE
If you’ve ever had the privilege of watching Leonard play, you have probably noticed his phenomenal ability to focus his laser beam discipline. When he’s playing his concentration is one hundred percent on the game.
Centuries ago in the Japanese culture there existed the Samurai warrior — the Best of the Best. Their ability to focus, to remain disciplined, and to work at consistently perfecting their skill is legendary. You must be as the Samurai — a Samurai player. For if you become distracted, or let your skills get sloppy, you can count on losing.
SUCCESS LAW #9 — THE LAW OF DETACHMENT
We all approach the table with a desire to win. The consistent winner, however, has the intention of winning but stands back from the intense need to win. He detaches from the results. He is free from emotional reaction or turbulence.
When you are intensely focused on winning and you begin to think about not losing, many things happen. You get tense. Your focus is on not losing. Your breath is very shallow, depriving yourself of the oxygen necessary to stay focused and to concentrate. You react and often try second guessing the game. Now you are virtually doomed to lose. The Samurai gambler always remains detached from the results — watch him.
Moving beyond strategy is a must. YOU, and only you, can do it. SOLID STRATEGY + THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF STRATEGY + ABILITY TO GO BEYOND STRATEGY = CONSISTENT WINNER. Good luck!
This article was contributed by Kathleen “Max” Latham, a long-time Leonard Benson client.