Positivity Always Wins
Ever since I started to day trade, a countless number of things have changed dramatically. And I’m not necessarily talking about the amount of money I have in my bank account. I’m talking about the journey of discovering more about myself.
At the beginning, I’d have never thought that starting this career would have meant having experiences so intensive that they forced me spending so much time on introspection. To some degree, it’s been like pushing the “fast-forward” button for becoming more self-aware (read more about how much this aspect is critical in my previous article here).
One of the most significant lessons that I’ve learned during these years as a trader is that how we react to everything that happens to us is even more important than what actually happened. Do you know why? It’s simple. Whatever happened is already part of the past. So, it’s dead, it’s gone. Quickly reacting to what happened, instead, allows us to be an active part of the present moment which, if approached properly, will inevitably create a better future.
So, it’s been game-changing to me understanding that every successful trader has to have this one string to the bow. This is positivity. In fact, being optimistic is what has helped me navigating through difficult times and it’s been one important factor for ultimately overcoming those.
The fact that our focus is usually all about that one bad thing that happened to us rather than the several great ones we’ve all been given is what I’ve recognized to be unfair towards the greatness of life. Positivity always wins and we just need to put enough effort to make it happen.
Don’t Let That One Loser Beat You Down
Bad trades happen and they will just continue to. Think about that. Nobody has 100% accuracy and the sooner we figure this out, the better. The key point is not letting that one loser beating us down. Has that one loss been larger than what we would have expected or planned it to be? That happens too. Having focus on what we have done wrong in order to develop a new habit is the best possible shot in preventing that issue from happening again.
Maintaining a positive mindset by not being too hard on ourselves when a bad trade happen will shorten the learning curve as well as the timing to get it all back by a huge factor. Forgiving ourselves for any mistake that we’ve committed is the greatest way to take care of our trading. This has been such a great practice introduced in my routine.
At the end of the day, we do not want to ignore what happens because there would be no lessons to learn from it. But that’s usually not the case. As traders, we totally feel accountable for everything we do, so that there is no one else to blame when something goes wrong.
Living a positive lifestyle is now involving every part of my days, starting from the practice I do every day to feed it (such as meditating and exercising regularly) all the way to the very people we surround ourselves with.
Staying away from whom aren’t taking the best out of you will come naturally and it’s a great sign of the fact of being on the right path. Sometimes it might feel like a never-ending process but, with the right amount of patience, great times will come sooner than we may think.
“Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” – Bil Keane
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