Soaking up Game
A big part of the game is soaking things in, which takes time. Thinking and looking at your experiences before you go about asking more questions is good practice when you're confused, and it’s also the fastest and best way to get educated not just in the game, but life in general. Instead of focusing on the game, focus on something you're familiar with: for example basketball. You can't be a good basketball player without playing basketball: you can watch MJ and Kobe clips, you can shoot around in your backyard, but if you're not playing 5 on 5 and not facing others you're not going to understand how to play the game.
For example, let’s say you want to become a shooter like Ray Allen. You ask, "How can I make jump shots like Ray Allen?", um practice, practice, and practice! Can you be Ray Allen in your head, can you be a 3-point assassin in your imagination, of course, but if you want results you're going to have to do it against other people. Not only are you supposed to soak it, but then you're supposed to observe and test, to see if what's being said is true or false. You don't gain knowledge from reading or hearing ism, you gain "knowledge and understanding" when theory = practice; or when what you want to do in your head, matches what you do in reality.
This is the problem that we have out here now that we didn't have to this degree years ago. A lot of younger cats get caught up in this kind of game-voyeurism. It's good that a lot of people on here have been attracted to the game and want to learn, but they are satisfied in the theory stage. They soak up all the info, all the facts, all the wise sayings, but they don't put them into practice, thus they never develop a sense of critical thinking or confidence in their own game, and they think the problem is that they don't have enough information. You can read all the books, listen to all the podcasts, watch all the documentaries and other stuff, yet, if you don't put them to rigorous practice it's not going to mean anything.
The problem lies in the fact that when you're soaking all this information, it's going into your head, but your emotions aren't getting affected. When you're in the game, and you're trying to get with females, your emotions start acting up, and if you don't have practice, you don't know how to deal with them and you fumble; the badder the female, the more likely it's going to happen. You have to go in and practice, so you can learn how to deal with your own weaknesses so you can master and understand the game; this is why those who fully invest in the game always get better, not just with women, but with business and other aspects of life. The more you pursue the game, the more you'll see how your weaknesses, that can't be revealed in a book, podcast, or documentary, have been holding you back, and then you can use all that ism, direct it at yourself and make changes. –Wizdom (UPA)