Boxing Like Trading – Take The Punch

I watch a lot of UFC  (mixed martial arts)  and often identify with the discipline required.

As a boy I gave wrestling a shot, as well judo –  and spent time in a “relatively serious” boxing environment before the ripe ol age of thirteen. I remember it all…….every minute  – like it was yesterday.

In particular a story from the boxing ring.

A new kid there in the garage –  fast, eager and more than just a little cocky. It didn’t take long until he as well,  had done his time and was ready for a real opportunity in the ring. We squared off , came together at the center, touched gloves and BANG!…….before I’d even taken a step back – the kid wound up and clocked me with everything he had.

It was the first time I’d truly “seen stars” and the rage that surged through in those seconds after – was again………something I will never forget, and despite every ounce of myself  screaming to ” annihilate this lil sh#$t” – I remained calm. I boxed.

3 rounds later – I lost that fight…………but in retrospect – I gained far more.

I learned how to take a punch. I learned that “life’s not fair”. I learned that  things will likely be a lot tougher than you expect – and that you can’t win all the time.

Needless to say – that kid didn’t last very long. He danced around a couple more sessions, but in the end couldn’t handle the crunches and circuit training, gave up and went home crying to his mother.

Boxing like trading – you really do need to learn………how to take a punch.

8 Responses

  1. schmederling May 14, 2013 / 10:00 am

    AUD/USD dancing around but looks to be going down for the count – my 28 week squeeze long-term & short-term views looks to be short still – should this change then we adjust…..

  2. schmederling May 14, 2013 / 10:12 am

    Looking for a turn – looking…. looking…. will it happen today? Needs to bounce hard here IMHO or further downward preasure will continue…. just the weird thinking process of Schmed!!

  3. schmederling May 14, 2013 / 5:14 pm

    Could be ready to pull a 360 here and turn long…. bottom could be in the Aussie…… tracking…

    • schmederling May 14, 2013 / 5:33 pm

      yup…… long aud for now,,,,, 🙂 WE NEED A LARGE MOVE TO REVERSE THE SQUEEZE BREAK ON THE WEEKLY. Until then I am tracking as this could just be a bounce…. but for now long the pair….

      • Forex Kong May 15, 2013 / 7:55 am

        You are a jumpy one Schmed!

        I’m not one to say – but the upside looks to be a better risk / reward to me.

      • schmederling May 15, 2013 / 9:24 am

        We will have to see my friend – I would like to believe it will bounce hard – am thinking the bottom is in. My only worry is the long-term squeeze which has fired neg….. a hard bounce here would correct that. If not then lower is in the card for sure..

  4. Superpositron (@superpositron) May 15, 2013 / 6:31 am

    Kong. Loving the posts. Even if i don’t comment. I think its strong dollar from now on. Commodity currencies are going to get blitzed.

    • Forex Kong May 15, 2013 / 6:36 am

      We will get our answer here today – as USD is now pushing at the absolute highs.

      Personally – I just can’t see it happening but so we will see. The commod currencies have “already” taken a pretty serious hit vs USD, and we are literally “hanging by a thread” here. Wow….if indeed they do get blitzed here – Wow! This will be one for the books for sure!

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