Realistic DOTA 2 Guide For Beginners

This is probably not the first DOTA 2 guide for beginners you have read. If you are interested in playing DOTA 2 you probably have checked out a lot of online guides regarding how to do well in this game and how to get the hang of it. Make no mistake about it, DOTA 2 is indeed very addictive. In fact, I would argue that it's probably right up there when it comes to game addiction.
 

A lot of people look at DOTA 2 like they would crack cocaine. In the beginning, they think a few hits here and there is not going to get them addicted.  To them it's all fun, and they're just in it for the buzz. Eventually, they reach a point where they can't live without it.
 

The same applies to DOTA 2. In the beginning, you probably can walk away after 30 minutes, you might think you're having a good time but you have homework to take care of, maybe you have your girlfriend to call, or whatever the case maybe, you can drop the game and move on with the rest of your life. Eventually, as you go up in levels and you really discover a lot of the complexities and the intricacies of the game, it really start sucking you in.
 

30 minutes turns into 1 hour. After a while, 1 hour turns into 2 or 3 hours on a daily basis. I know of guys that can't even break themselves away from the game even if they had to go to the bathroom. In fact, I know one guy who was so extremely addicted that he was suffering from kidney stones and could not break away from the game. I know that sounds crazy but this person felt like something was cutting up the inside of his intestines but still could not break away from DOTA. If that doesn't show you how addictive this game could be, I don't know what will.
 

You might be asking yourself, "What kind of guide for beginners is this?" Well, probably the most important guide you would ever read because if you want to play DOTA, you have to understand that it's very addictive. I'm not going to waste your time telling you about the basics of the game because if you played games similar to DOTA, they all pretty much operate within the same boundaries. The bigger issue here is time management.
 

I'm not saying that you shouldn't play this game at all, I'm not saying that at all. The last message that you should get from this article is that you should not touch this game with a 10-foot pole. I'm not making that claim. I'm not giving you that type of advice. What I am saying is that you should know what you're getting into. If anything, you should look at this as an opportunity to practice yourself control and self-discipline.
 

This is an opportunity that can actually help pave the way for you becoming a more successful person in all areas of your life. You have to remember that self-discipline is the glue of success. If you're able to master self-discipline, it can pay off tremendously in all aspects of your life. This applies across the board.
 

If you're looking for a job, with the right self-discipline, you can pick the right job and if you have enough self-control, you can put in the right amount of time, effort, and energy to enable yourself to turn that job into a very rewarding career. If anything, with the right self-control you can open many doors for yourself. The best part is that nobody did you the favor, you did it yourself! Talk about feeling a tremendous amount of pride and accomplishment if you're able to do that.
 

Similarly, with self-control, you would be able to handle your relationships in a more mature and adult way. Let's face it! Real love relationships require self-sacrifice. If you have a boyfriend/girlfriend, wife, or whatever, you have to give up some of the things that you would rather be doing just so you can spend time with that person. They're doing the same for you so, you should do the same for them. Really meaningful relationships, really are all about mutual self-sacrifice. You invest time, you pay attention to what they need, and you give them what they need. All these will be flushed down the toilet if you don't have self-control.
 

It takes a tremendous amount of discipline to step away from things that bring you pleasure and fulfillment so you can make somebody else happy. These same dynamics play out in a wide variety of activities in your life. Whether it's building up your net worth, establishing a career, learning something new, becoming an authority, becoming credible in something - all these involve self-control. 
 

This is why DOTA 2 is a golden opportunity. By being able to stick to a time budget, I don't care whether the budget you set for yourself is 1 hour or 3 hours. By simply being able to stick to that budget day after day, without making excuses for compromises, you will strengthen your discipline.
 

You have to remember that self-discipline doesn't come in a package, it's not some sort of a magical pill that you pop and in a sudden you'll get a tremendous amount of will power. It doesn’t work that way. It's something that can only grow or diminish based on your activities. You have to test i, you have to go through challenges, and I can't think of any more daunting challenge to oneself discipline than DOTA 2.
 

As I mentioned earlier, DOTA can really suck up quite a bit of your time. In fact, I call it personal time blackhole. Back before I learned effective time management and highly powerful self-discipline techniques, it was very easy for me to go into my room thinking that I'm just going to play DOTA 2 for 30 minutes. And then I get up after 8 hours has passed.
 

I don't want that to happen to you. So, the best advice I can give you is to wrap your mind around the central fact that this game is highly addictive. You have to make the decision at this point in time whether to play the game at all.
 

However, if you do decide to play it with a mindset that you are going to beat it by using it as a tool to boost your overall level of personal self-discipline and self-control. If you're able to do that, not only would you be able to enjoy DOTA 2 more, but you would also be able to learn key skills that can pay off tremendously in other areas of your life. In fact, looked at from this perspective, DOTA 2 can be your gateway to a more successful and fulfilling life.