The second before you made a choice, it was in your control. The second after you made a decision, it’s out of your control.
From poker, you learned to have a short memory and developed the ability to quickly move on to assess the situation as it stands, not as it once stood. Apply this to your life, especially in moments where you’re faced with a decision. If you allow your previous failures to define you now—viewing them as choices rather than circumstances—you will act on tilt and make yet another poor decision.