Originally Posted by NCSU07
So what will you do with your spare time? I can def understand not wanting to grind 30 hrs a week, but I'm sure I will still want to put in at least part time grind just to occupy some time.
I never understand when people say stuff like this, if you don't have other things in your life you find more enjoyable than work/poker, then you need to reassess.
I'd much rather be golfing/traveling/relaxing than grinding poker. I'm sure investing/poker will always be a part of my life, but I want to reduce the time and pressure on those outlets as soon as possible.
It's also important to remember how unstable poker can be. If you are making good money at it now, there's no guarantee how long that success will last. You can't predict how profitable the games will remain, what legislation gets passed, your personal situation, etc.
If things are relatively good now, then you need to be pragmatic and realize you can't afford not to maximize your earning potential and save/invest as much as you can now (while still living decently well) -- there are simply too many unknowns in this industry not do so.