Patience and discipline are the two most important elements you need to understand in depth before you can succeed in sports betting professionally. We stress the importance of money management which is important but without patience and discipline there is no money to manage. In sports betting like the stock market having discipline is a special ability – if you cannot get a firm grasp on discipline and its importance in sports betting then you will never have an edge over the guy next to you. It seems easy but mastering patience and discipline is the most difficult challenge facing today’s sports bettors today with hundreds of betting websites and bookies just a click or phone call away. For 99% of bettors it’s virtually impossible to maintain patience and discipline over the long haul. The best way to overcome potential downfalls is to take it one day at time. Go off course for one day, win a game on your own, think you’ve got in under control then bam it snowballs and you begin chasing until the account is dry. By the time that pit in your stomach hits you it’s too late your bankroll is gone. Most bettors begin with a short bankroll, perhaps a few hundred dollars. Often bettors who load their sportsbook accounts with a small bankroll find it impossible to maintain patience and discipline. The reason is after a month their account is up a couple hundred dollars which can represent a nice % return but they want more. So they increase their wager size higher and higher without hesitation or thought. Soon the novice bettor ends up going to zero and reloading their account again for a few hundred dollars. A few hundred dollars a month ends up being thousands over the course of a year. Without patience, discipline and realistic expectations you’ll never achieve your dreams. We recommend a starting bankroll of at least $2,000, with the bonuses available online today this is an easy starting bankroll for anybody serious about winning long term.