Professional trading is like high level athletics.
There are not very many professional trader or high level athletes. A trading account does not make you a professional trader and a jersey does not necessarily make you a high level athlete.
Because most people will never be a professional trader or a high level athlete there is not many people they can talk to. But there are always more than you think.
Only matters how you finish
It does not matter how you start, the object is to be profitable or win.
Age is not an issue
Age is not a determining factor in success. Experience and focus help. Being hungry helps. A combination is best.
More time is spent preparing than competing.
When you are competing with others there are no guarantees of a positive result.
It takes balls to get back up after getting beat. It feels like the end of the world but it isn’t. One foot in front of the other.
Change happens fast and if you are going to keep up you have to make changes. No one stays on top forever those that can adapt last longest.
There are set backs. The injuries are physical and mental. The difference being the physical issues from professional trading usually stem from the mental issues.
Feedback is crucial. Reaction to the feedback and perception of feedback are determining factors in success.
Athletics have played a crucial role in my development as a trader and a person. Here is the most important thing I can say to you about athletics and professional trading. And I realize there are not 16 ways that is because if you are “thinking” about more than 1 or maybe 2 things, you will get beat.
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