If you want to know the main difference between success and failure in sports betting, it can be summed up in two words: self discipline. Without self-discipline, then you will find that the odds are stacked against you before you start, and that your chances of being a successful sports bettor are virtually non-existent.
The reason for this is simple. Self discipline enables you to control when and how you bet, to systematically search for the right bets, to stick to your staking and bankroll plans, to ensure that you put all of your strategies into practice, and to ensure that you don’t bet out of emotion. In sports betting, self discipline is the framework upon which everything else is built.
Bettors who lack self discipline might get lucky some times, but in the long term, they will fail, because deep down their real motivation is to bet not to profit. When you focus on making a profit, you will treat your betting like a business, but if you allow emotion, thrill-seeking, habit or greed to drive your betting, then you are not going to be successful.
There’s a simple test to establish whether you have self-discipline. In fact, its worth carrying out periodically even for successful, establish bettors. The test is this: try not betting for two weeks. Continue to study the form, follow events and build up your knowledge, and find bets, but don’t put any money on. If you can do that for two weeks, not only will you have demonstrated self-discipline, you’ll also have enhanced your betting technique.