Successful trading is doing what you have to do.

This is an oversimplified view but whenever someone asks me why I do something or how I learned a skill it is because I had to in order to be successful.  How or why are you patient, discipline, work hard, passionate, etc? It all comes down to this; it is what I needed to be successful.  Or at least gives me a chance to be successful.

That is a perfect world and I do not live in a perfect world, I do things that I want to do from time to time.  After it happens I start the rebuilding process.  Each time I am in that place I am reminded how much I hate it.  You would think I would learn, but I am human after all.

Trading for me, is sacrificing for a few hours a day what I want to do to for what I have to do.  That sacrifice allows me to do what I want to do the other 14 hours I am awake.  The more often I do what I have to do, the less I miss it. Take the first step, today.

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  • equitytrader

    sounds like you were describing office work, not trading… or do you just mean than disciplinned trading kill joy of trading? I think it takes a way lot of fun but this is the only way to earn a living (from trading) and to be emotionally stable

    • That is true about life.  The joy I get from trading is knowing that I did my best, that I overcame myself and/or the market.  I wake up and do it again.

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3 Responses to Successful trading is doing what you have to do.

  1. equitytrader says:

    sounds like you were describing office work, not trading… or do you just mean than disciplinned trading kill joy of trading? I think it takes a way lot of fun but this is the only way to earn a living (from trading) and to be emotionally stable

    • Eradke says:

      That is true about life.  The joy I get from trading is knowing that I did my best, that I overcame myself and/or the market.  I wake up and do it again.

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