I’ve got something to admit to you…
It’s something that I’ve failed at a number of times, and it still makes me anxious.
It’s not strictly about trading, but it also has ALOT to do with trading. Let me explain…
We traders, like it or not, are pretty much control freaks. That’s a fact and there’s no reason why we shouldn’t embrace it. In fact, I think it’s one of our biggest strengths.
In trading, we basically want to control everything. The markets. Data. Fills. Latency. Emotions. Strategy development. Robustness testing. Trading platform. Broker. Commissions. I could go on and on.
But surprisingly, despite our ability to control so much, sometimes we struggle to bring the same amount of control into other spheres of our lives.
In my case, it is mainly this one:
I am still not able to fully control my physique.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m in a pretty good shape. And I’m pretty healthy.
Yet, I’ve never really been able to achieve the body I wanted.
I’ve tried 3 times to go through a massive body transformation. (You know, the kind of transformation Hollywood stars do for their roles). Not because of a lack of self-worth, but because of principle: There’s no reason I shouldn’t be able to fully control my physique. (And who wouldn’t want to have a body like Hugh Jackman walking down the beach!)
The first attempt, I took a 60-day program called INSANITY. It was…well… INSANE. It gave me awesome endurance, but besides that, I gained weight and my body transformation did not happen. Go figure.
The second time, I took a private trainer on my 100-day cruise around the world and worked with him in the gym every day. This time I didn’t gain weight – but the body transformation didn’t happen either. (I think it was because of lack of protein).
The third time, I followed a plan based on a book. It was exhausting. Super exhausting. The results? None. No body transformation again. No idea why!
So you see, failure is a part of my life.
And believe me – that includes trading. I can hardly express how many times I had to fail to learn what I know about trading today! (And that includes some massive drawdowns, a total crash in confidence several times, and I even had to completely stop trading at least 2 or 3 times).
FAILURE IS PART OF WHO WE ARE AND HOW WE GROW.
Failure is our fuel. The reason we keep going. Because like it or not, traders HATE failure. We LOVE overcoming them and becoming winners.
So, here’s my point:
Despite my previous 3 failures at body transformation, I’m going back to the gym again and I WILL finish it. And I will definitely not give up, whatever the result.
And you should do the same with your trading.
If you have an unfinished trading project, or if you still haven’t achieved your desired trading breakthroughs, or if you hesitate to launch your trading live, GO AND DO IT.
The possibility of failure doesn’t matter.
It can only push you further forward, and that’s how you grow.
One day you will win, so do not postpone.
I’ve done it, and so have many other traders – so you can too. If you need more inspiration, look what other traders have already achieved on this results page.
I cross my fingers for you (while lifting heavy weights in the gym). We’re in this together.
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