The Japanese have always loved fresh fish. But the waters close to Japan
have not held many fish for decades. So to feed the Japanese population,
fishing boats got bigger and went farther than ever. The farther the
fishermen went, the longer it took to bring in the fish. If the return
trip took more than a few days, the fish were not fresh. The Japanese did
not like the taste.
To solve this problem, fishing companies installed freezers on their
boats. They would catch the fish and freeze them at sea. Freezers allowed
the boats to go farther and stay longer. However, the Japanese could taste
the difference between fresh and frozen and they did not like frozen fish.
The frozen fish brought a lower price. So fishing companies installed fish
tanks. They would catch the fish and stuff them in the tanks, fin to fin.
After a little thrashing around, the fish stopped moving. They were tired
and dull, but alive. Unfortunately, the Japanese could still taste the
difference. Because the fish did not move for days, they lost their
fresh-fish taste. The Japanese preferred the lively taste of fresh fish,
not sluggish fish.
So how did Japanese fishing companies solve this problem? How do they get
fresh-tasting fish to Japan?
To keep the fish tasting fresh, the Japanese fishing companies still put
the fish in the tanks. But now they add a small shark to each tank. The
shark eats a few fish, but most of the fish arrive in a very lively state.
The fish are challenged.
Have you realized that some of us are also living in a pond but most of
the time tired & dull, so we need a Shark in our life to keep us awake and
moving? Basically in our lives Sharks are new challenges to keep us active
and taste better...
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It's about knowing.... where you're going.
Not forgetting where you started.
It's about having the courage to fail.
Not breaking....when you are broken.
Taking everything you have been given, and making something better.
It's about work.....before glory, and what is inside of you.
It's doing what they say you can't.
It's not about the money.
It's about what you do with it.
It's about being....who you were born....to be.
I know what is within me, even if you can't see it yet.
I will become what I know I am.
Look me in the eye.
It's ok if you're scared.
So am I.
But we're scared for different reasons.
I'm scared of what I won't become, and you're scared of what I could become.
Look at me. I won't let myself end where I started.
I won't let myself finish where I began.
I know what is within me, even if you canít see it yet.
Look me in the eyes.
I have something more important than courage.
I have PATIENCE.
I will become what I know I am."
I've missed thousands of trades in my career
I've lost hundreds of thousands of dollars
Many times Iíve been trusted to take the big trade and lost
I've failed over and over and over again in my life
That is why I succeed.
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I'm sure the subconcious mind is one of my biggest problems . I ordered Joe
Dispenza's book and am thinking about doing a 10 day meditation at this
place .(Blank ,not enough posts yet,sorry) . Ten days of silence , just meditating
12 hours a day ( 3 or 4 hours at a time ) will quickly bring up a lot of subconcious
issues . I could be wrong , but I think this the same type of thing Joe D . is
talking about . Thanks for the links .
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hi break out ,
doesn t mather what you do as long as you practice...i m happy to see someone takes action too...well, i started too , with reiki energi..karuna reiki....i use symbols karuna reiki to activate new programs in my subconscious.....i ll see how it goes by me , there is no problem to send this energy in space and time to anyone so might get in touch with some of you and do things......
i realized the same thing as big mike says , our chart are O.K. , we need to concentrate to our business plan and strategy.... good luck to everybody...don t stop working...don t give up
hi every one
the books that inspired me :
dan millman - the way of the peaceful warior
james redfiels - celestine prophercy
luise hay - heal your live
marlon morgan - Mutant Message Down Under
shanya roman - live with joy
movies ,many of them..........
what the bleep do we know
what the bleep do we know, down the rabbit hole
the last samurai
help your self......
also do exercise now and here.....be avare of every movement you do....if you do your coffe, be avare of taking water in a can...be avare of waiting the watter being boiled....be avare of puting coffee in youe cup..................be avare
George - I have enjoyed these topics so far! While I think you have a lot of great info in these threads, I think cclsys's interpretation of Maslow is more in tune. His highest level is Self Actualization....which would be one's mental/phys/emotional peak. I feel that the best traders (and also others who are at the top of their industry/profession/etc.) have reached this level and contribute to society based on their want to "give back" or "pay it forward", not fear. There is no fear of loss at this point - make sense? However, I do think there are people who "give" in order to lose that fear, but these people are definitely not Self Actualized people.
I am very new to this forum, in fact I just registered about an hour ago.
It was recommended to me by a friend who's been a trader for many years.
I have noticed an increased interest in these issues, however I have zero experience. So I asked him what would be a good place to start and learn, and amongst other things he recommended this website.
So, the first thing I do is browse through the forum and I stumble upon this thread on trading psychology, and I'm flabbergasted and totally surprised.
George, everything your write is totally true and totally clear to me. However, I did not expect to find any comments like this on a website for trading. And I love all the comments and it's exciting to see how you're dealing with these "soft" issues.
That really makes me want to learn even more quickly.
If any of you has some ideas or suggestions, where I could start my learing process? My friend said that this book has been recommended to him, but he hasn't read it yet: Psychology,Trading Tactics,Money Management (Wiley Finance) by Alexander Elder. Does anyone know it? what do you think about it?
Or maybe there are some of you out there who would like to share their learing experiences.
I'd be grateful for any feedback.
thanks and greetings from sunny Berlin
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Welcome to the forum! It's a great place to be and Mike has done an AMAZINGLY FABULOUS job creating this scene. The guy is a noble soul!!! You have plenty of material to enrich yourself with, try to go by the different categories and go on from there.
Try to avoid the classical trap and look for the Holly Grail by searching for the perfect system. There is no perfect system out there. But there's a system that will fit you well, and in order to get there try to understand the psychology of trading. So starting by reading as many trading psychology books as possible is a good start. Make sure you read the big guys like Mark Douglas etc....Dr Elder is good too!
We all struggle to make tomorrow look like yesterday!
Get rid of your past and let the future unfold from the now. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
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