A couple weeks ago, I reached a mile stone. I was down (yes down from $940) to $860 and my wife was wanting to go to dinner for a friday. Since I didn't want to play a MTT since I didn't ahve time or a SnG since I was running pretty bad, I played a .50/1 cash game. I haven't played a cash game in 4 or 5 months cause I'm big on reading players, and I think online cash games above and beyond tougher than live cash games. I actually perfer live cash games over tourney's but I think online, MTT's are the way to go.
I decided to play it and Alan Boston was at the table, a well-known Radio Personality. I didn't get star struck cause I think with all the players at the table, people try to get brave and try to impress the pro's with crazy moves and that's exactly what was going on. After 15 or 20 minutes of folding, a wild player raised from early postion to $4, I had 9's in the BB and flopped a set to his KK's and doubled up. I got right back to $940.
A couple days later, I played a $3 tourney, a little buzzed, and there were 1,583 players. After a huge rush of cards, I had 1.7 mil in chips to 2nd place having 420k with 15 left. At the final table, I got pretty unlcuky in some spots and finished 6th for $198. This finally propelled me to $1,176. This propelled me past 1k, my first milestone, and I'm ready to say that by the end of this year, I want 5k. my biggest cashou was 1k after 1 big tourney win, but I want a nice one. I will continue to use bankroll management and to aviod the bad runs. It happens to all of us, you just need to learn how to beat the bad beats.
I hope this inspires some of you to do the same and to use displine to get to your goals. Good luck at the tables.