Friday, 25 March 2011

Quotation Of The Week – A Duel Winner -Don’t Blame The Horse!!

First a quick reminder of what the ‘Quotation Of The Week’ award is all about:

The idea is simple: Every time I find a quotation that I think will add real value for my blogs readers, I will bookmark it and put it on my list to be the: Quotation of the Week.

I will then write a post similar to this one explaining why I have decided on that particular weeks Quotation.

I will also link to it from my Quotation of the week icon situated near the top of my side bar
My Quotation of the week award will be posted every Friday.

For a full list of previous winners visit my ‘Quotation Of The WeekPage.

This week’s winner of my ‘Quotation of the week award is:

Horses don’t beat the players, the players beat themselves “

Jake from the Bankbuilder Blog.

I have wanted to post this small but extremely powerful quote for a while now. I found it where I have found numerous other pearls of wisdom, on the Bankbuilder blog.  The quote formed part of 'This Post' that Jake, the blogs author, had written in response to a point I had raised in a comment.

To me that quote sums up the reason that I started my blog and my total conviction that it is our attitude and actions that dictate whether we become successful at sports speculation (or anything thing else for that matter).

Reading forums etc there will always be someone who after a bad result blames the jockey, horse, goal keeper, referee, the weather or any other reason apart from where the true responsibility lies; themselves.

I have been that person in the past and I can state that if I had continued with that sort of attitude I would never have been able to turn my sports speculation around, don’t get me wrong, I am only just setting out on my journey to becoming successful, but  I am now heading in the right direction.

For an example of how powerful a change in attitude can be take a look at This Post on The Playing it Safe Blog.  The comments by Dean the blogs author show how a change of attitude can lead from being a run on the mill punter to a successful sports speculator.  

Finally a big thanks (and well done) to Jake for becoming my first duel winner. As well as this week’s quote of the week award he was also my inaugural ‘Blog Post Of The Week ‘ award winner with this post:  A Quote And It's Meaning

I hope you have enjoyed this post
Stay patient


  1. Thanks Mark,

    You really do a wonderful job with this site..alway's interesting topics that are important to the player.

    Hat's off to you!!


  2. Hi Jake

    Thanks for the feedback and good luck with your new challenge from April the first.

    I will as always be watching.

    Thanks again

  3. Thanks Mark,

    This year has been a little un-settled as I haven't had the time to do the necessary work on a consistent basis and you know that is a prescription for failure in this game.

    As of April all roads are clear for the plan to work and hopefully post every day.

    Alway's a pleasure hearing from you Mark and I wish you continued success.



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