It starts and ends by learning from experience.
Sure, we all have experiences: winning and losing. But the key part of all those experiences is a willful wanting to learn. If the experiences just ebb and flow over you like a bronzed beauty on the beach, then you may just look like Larry The Lobster, holding a betting slip.
A losing betting slip.
You don't want to be Larry The Losing Lobster.
It doesn't have to be this way.
However, the difficulty with the learning journey is that you don't often know what you are looking at until starring at it under a microscope.
You are naive. It's natural. No one, even the most innately intelligent souls, ever woke up to understand even how to boil an egg unless they learned from experience.
At the start of any journey, you have a lot to learn. I have a lot to learn. It helps if you, we, them have a road map or a recipe if you're adventurous and fancy making lobster thermidor.
So you're hungry to learn.
That's the best place to start.
To be honest, you are going to have to make a real mess of things before you have enough understanding to see where you are going wrong.
I've had a good few people ask me to help them learn about two-year-old horse racing. I usually say:
''It's too complicated.''
In truth, it's a time thing. Every man and his dog are too busy to really be able to talk in detail and try to explain. If I put a cost to such things, even the most wealthy would run away scared. It would take a long time to get on the same page, erase all those bad habits and then, slowly, move forward.
I'm not sure if anyone would have the patience and stamina to achieve their goal.
To make the journey easier I would have to create a very succinct learning experience.
Something akin to one of these high-end courses you see so many online entrepreneurs selling for a grand at a time.
Even then, it would be difficult.
To be fair, you're probably reading this and feeling like your climbing a twenty-foot wall.
And there's a bookmaker peeping over the top.
I could sell horse racing tips.
That will never happen. It's a soulless way to make money.
You have to question anyone who sells tips because why would they want to detail something that is good.
They may feel they can make more money by selling tips than betting themselves. Perhaps they do.
You need to have a high level of understanding about two-year-old horse racing, gambling...
If you don't know how many furlongs are in a mile, what time it takes for an average horse to run an average furlong, and a hundred other things you need to learn that information and then come back to start business.
In truth, there is so much to learn that it can be like taming a monster.
You may read these posts and feel it is difficult if not impossible to make your betting pay.
There is light at the end of the tunnel.
This year it is my aim to detail snippets of information, building blocks of intelligence and words of wisdom to help you look in the right direction, refine your thoughts and get to grips with a few things that can help you make a few quid.
Here's looking forward to the new Flat turf season.