There are not so much fairys around these days, but it remains a good question:
If you could wave a magic wand and get the results you want, what would it look like? I can only answer this question for myself, so here is the answer.
I would like to trade with certainty. I would love to be sure that progress is made. I would like to feel the feeling of relief and the perception that everything finally came to an happy end for me.
If this sounds strange to you, please forgive me, I am 44 years old, I am from Germany and I am not a native speaker, so I try to translate everything as good as I can. Language is just a way to express myself. If I see a tree, if I think of a tree, it will never be the same as a real tree.
And I believe that the market you see will never be the market I see. You have your own rules and insights and you will need to trade according to you own, personal presumption of the market.
Have you ever asked yourself, why so many people out there have success with things that never work for you? Do you consider yourself incompetent sometimes, because your results do not match your beliefs of the market?
Then this insight could bring you some relief, the one thing that most traders need desperately, I think.
Everybody has to trade his own perceptions of the markets. That is what I believe.
I think if you want to be successful in trading, you can not trade another persons system. He might have much more money or he might have some insights that you don’t have. You could do the exactly same thing and it might not work for you.
I have an example for this. When I was a young guy, I never had a girl friend. I tried to impress the girls, I tried to do everything like the other guys, but it never worked for me. I simply wasn’t authentic. And everybody was aware of it on an uncounscious level.
I believe, if you want to be successful in trading, you will have to create your own rules, exactly the way, you do it for you life.
Nobody can do your pushups for you. You have to do it and you can do it 5 minutes each day, every day to see the results.
It might take some time, maybe a year. But if you don’t do your 5 minute baby steps each day, you will be one year older anyway – without any progress. So is it worth the effort? What do you think? Can you do it?