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Develop all the necessary skills.

You need to master all four steps: acquiring information, interpreting it, using it to revise your plans, and implementing those plans well.

5. Relate to people who will tell you the truth, especially when you don’t want to hear it

Have at least one person who’ll tell you what you need to hear, especially the unpleasant information you don’t want to hear. It’s been called “tough love,” and it can prevent you from making terrible mistakes.

6. Make arrangements to get frequent, searching feedback.

Join discussion groups or online forums or meet regularly with a poker buddy or personal coach. You need frequent feedback from someone who impartially looks at you. Coaches are so important that the best players in virtually every professional sport use them. Since Tiger Woods has a coach, why should you think you don’t need one? Are you better at poker than he is at golf?

7. Make it easy for others to provide helpful feedback.

The easier you make it, the more feedback you’ll get. Unfortunately, most people do exactly the wrong thing. They communicate, directly or indirectly, that they really don’t want to hear criticisms.

Communicate that you want honest feedback, not reassurance. Most people are reluctant to be honest because you may become insulted or defensive. You may think that you are just trying to “explain” why you did this or that. Perhaps you’re sincere, perhaps not, but explaining or otherwise defending yourself can destroy the whole feedback process. Just listen carefully, and then say “Thanks” for their honesty. You’ll learn a lot more.6

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