I catch myself once in a while too so….you are not alone.
Considering that 95% of traders fail, its difficult at times to keep a positive attitude. I understand that better than anyone.
Having already gone through the “trials and tribulations” of learning how this all fits together, I know “full well” that it’s hard….not just hard, but damn near impossible when you are just starting out.
Don’t lose sight of yourself as….it’s only a trade. You have to remember to laugh.
I remember a time back when I was trading options, struggling with a relationship with a “wicked and evil girl” and incarcerated in Colombia!
Days later I came home to a “world full of hurt” as markets tanked, my stitches didn’t take, and my heart lay smashed on the cold tile floor. I’d lost more than I care to remember, but still managed to pull myself together and live to to trade another day.
I laughed ( I cried too ).
Then I laughed a little more.
You can’t let this get the best of you, and you can’t lose sight of the fact that it’s only a trade. You’ve really no control over it no matter what happens so….all you can really do is protect yourself, and do “everything else you can” to remain positive. Laugh once in a while! Go see a movie! Go pet a dog!
There are a million and one reasons to laugh these days as the world “outside of trading” is more comical than ever! Trading is trading but it’s certainly not “everything”.
Remember to laugh, and do what you can to put this all in perspective. It’s only a trade. You “should” live so….you might as well have a smile on your face.
P.S – I just burnt the shit out of a roast in the oven while writing this so……..what do you think I’m gonna do about it??
I’m laughing my ass off!
Pushing people to absolute extremes here, markets continue to pull you apart. Buyers are losers, sellers are losers, and the entire thing feels like it’s just one big joke!
Laugh about it people! Your’e gonne feel alot better!
Check us out in “real time” over at the Members site: www.forexkong.net . Lots of laughter going on over there.