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The man who doesn’t reach decisions promptly when he has all necessary facts in hand cannot be depended on to carry out decisions after he makes them.

There is no one right answer — but an endless number of right answers — to most of life’s problems. Usually, your options are many and varied; the difficulty lies in choosing the best alternative from among many, all in a reasonable time frame. If you devote yourself to making small decisions promptly, you will find it much easier to be decisive when the stakes are much bigger. Most important, you’ll find making decisions and acting on them far easier if you act promptly.

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"Usually, your options are many and varied; the difficulty lies in choosing the best alternative from among many, all in a reasonable time frame."

Is this not true for trading? We have endless information/data/indicators/patterns and we need to seize the correct moment, in face of conflicting indications. We need to make a decision and act at the right time, where both hesitation and jumping the gun can be costly.

There is an optimum moment for the trade with our risk higher both before and after that moment.

Each trade decision is important eroding or enhancing our equity. There are no little decisions in trading.

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We all have within us the potential for greatness or for failure. Both possibilities are an innate part of our character. Whether we reach for the stars or plunge to the depths of despair depends in large measure on how we manage our positive and negative potential. It is doubtful that, if left unchecked, your virtues will rage out of control. Unfortunately, the reverse is not true about your faults. Left unattended, faults have a way of multiplying until they eventually choke out your good qualities. The surest way to control your faults is to attack them the moment they appear

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Earl Nightingale "The strangest Secret"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9PmuAFsQOM

"The human mind can do any job we assign to it, but generally we assign it little jobs instead of big important ones. Plant your goal in your mind. Care for, work steadily towards towards your goal and it will become a reality, it cannot not become a reality."
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Hi aquarian1 I was just wondering whether you have read: The Taboo Against Knowing Who You are by Alan Watts?

Reading it now. Damn fine book.

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Courage is knowing what you have to do, and doing it despite the fear confronting you.
Courage is not lack of fear, it is doing the thing you fear the most that gives you courage.

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Hi aquarian1 I was just wondering whether you have read: The Taboo Against Knowing Who You are by Alan Watts?

Reading it now. Damn fine book.

No I haven't - but I'll check it out! Thanks Grant!

In passing,
As a Man Thinketh - James Allen
is an excellent book on spirituality - I found it the sort of book that you read a paragraph set it down and think about it. Very profound writer.

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As a Man Thinketh - James Allen
is an excellent book on spirituality - I found it the sort of book that you read a paragraph set it down and think about it. Very profound writer.

Wow thanks for sharing this. I downloaded the book and doing what you suggest, read a bit and think about it, it is very powerful. I am going to take my time and savour the book slowly

Here is a part I read yesterday which directly relates to trading psychology and reminds me of my favourite perseverance image:


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"He that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened;" for only by patience, practice, and ceaseless importunity can a man enter the Door of the Temple of Knowledge.

Here is the picture we have all seen before. Dont be the dude on the bottom:

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Wow thanks for sharing this. I downloaded the book and doing what you suggest, read a bit and think about it, it is very powerful. I am going to take my time and savour the book slowly

Here is an idea to try

Get a notebook and when you come to a passage that resonates:
Stop - copy it by hand into your notebook - preferable one with good size pages eg. 8" x 11'
Close "as a man thinketh"
Go to your notebook and write the thoughts that flow from the passage you copied.

Sometimes I would write an entire page.

(Note you have to hand write in a notebook. Do not do this on the computer. The computer and screen use a different part of the brain/mind. You handwrite so as to let yourself access your intuitive side.

James Allen wrote about 110 years ago in (my imagination follows) a little cottage in England, after a lifetime of study. I can imagine him looking out across a quiet country scene, wild flowers, bees humming on a soft warm summer day, a cup of tea at his side - tranquil and serene tapping into the great universal mind for inspiration.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Allen_%28author%29

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Here is an idea to try

Get a notebook and when you come to a passage that resonates:
Stop - copy it by hand into your notebook - preferable one with good size pages eg. 8" x 11'
Close "as a man thinketh"
Go to your notebook and write the thoughts that flow from the passage you copied.

Sometimes I would write an entire page.

(Note you have to hand write in a notebook. Do not do this on the computer. The computer and screen use a different part of the brain/mind. You handwrite so as to let yourself access your intuitive side.

I will try that. The only diary that I keep on my computer is numbers in an excel spreadsheet of trades. The rest of my stuff is all handwritten and I prefer it that way because when it is on paper theres no going back and editing to make something sound smarter, your thoughts are now in ink. When I first started keeping a diary, I would sit and think what I wanted to say and then write it down. Nowdays I dont think about it I just start writing and it is actually quite surprising how much stuff flows out onto paper.

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Principle 1 - Desire
  • You would not have the desire if you were not capable of its achievement. 6:11
  • Each of us has a built-in governor and our desires are modified by our abilities and leanings.
  • "Whatever you desire with all your heart understand once and for all that it can and should be yours" 6:20
Earl Nightingale Condensed "Think and Grow Rich"

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You can do it if you believe you can.


The mind is constructed so that it constantly seeks to bring into physical reality the things it thinks about most.

Most of us will never realize the tremendous potential we possess — because we are unwilling to believe that we can accomplish things that others believe are impossible. “Impossible” jobs require more effort and greater concentration, but when they are completed, the rewards — both financial and psychic — are commensurate with the effort required.

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I recently joined Futures.io but have been doing mind work for some time.
A tool I use everyday is a software program from Transparent corp called Neuro Programmer 3.
I program various affirmations and then download them to my MP3 player

I've been experimenting with the following phrases and my subconscious seems to respond well to them since they bypass the filter that can block / resist programming.

All these statements create images that the imagination automatically creates.
The more you build the images the stronger they are. I like throwing in Stop / Pay attention, for me it helps build concentration. Adding It's True cements the statement, because you said it's true, it has to be.

Begin statement: Your life has changed: Add a positive
Begin statement: Your Mind has changed: Add a positive
Begin statement: Imagine:
Begin statement: Picture this:
Begin statement: Pay attention:
Begin statement: Stop:
End statement with: See it, feel it, be one with it.
End statement with: Feeling it, doing it, being it.
End statement: It's true

Depending on my scripts, I'll substitute You/Your for I

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I also use the Proteus Mind Machine. I have found it easier to program custom brainwave frequencies than the more expensive unit Procyon.

This is a light and sound machine that helps to sync both hemispheres of the brain faster than sound alone (NeuroProgrammer)

I forgot to add in the first post that I started out purchasing the mind wave stuff from a website called Centerpointe.
I really liked it and it worked well, but I didn't like the cost and figured I could program my own.... anyway

I'm attaching the session list from the Proteus Mind machine to be reviewed.

If you've never tried combining your affirmations while altering your brainwaves, I suggest it.
Some scripts I drop my brainwaves into low delta while the script runs. Others Theta.
Essentially putting my conscious to sleep while the script runs. It makes for good power naps as well.


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I also use the Proteus Mind Machine. I have found it easier to program custom brainwave frequencies than the more expensive unit Procyon.

This is a light and sound machine that helps to sync both hemispheres of the brain faster than sound alone (NeuroProgrammer)

I forgot to add in the first post that I started out purchasing the mind wave stuff from a website called Centerpointe.
I really liked it and it worked well, but I didn't like the cost and figured I could program my own.... anyway

I'm attaching the session list from the Proteus Mind machine to be reviewed.

If you've never tried combining your affirmations while altering your brainwaves, I suggest it.
Some scripts I drop my brainwaves into low delta while the script runs. Others Theta.
Essentially putting my conscious to sleep while the script runs. It makes for good power naps as well.


Brett

This sounds interesting. Ive only ever tried different frequencies with bowl or bell sounds. All off youtube. I find that listening to a repetitive frequency gets my hyper focused, real tunnel vision stuff, but Im not sure how safe it is. Im worried my wife walks in on me and I am glazed over with smoke coming out of my ears. Mentally fried to a crisp. Oh well I do it anyway

Recently I stumbled across this one youtube video of Indian Mantras. I have never been a fan of that kind of sound or the whole chakra vibe but I figured since Im on this journey of opening doors and finding out who I am, Id give this video a chance. Damn. Im glad I did. As background sound while Im concentrating it does wonders.
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from Condensed Summary of Think and Grow Rich by Earl Nightingale

2. Faith
Min 10:15
Have faith in that which you seek for you would have never desired it, if it was not meant for you to accomplish. Through autosuggestion faith may be implanted in your mind. By getting the mental image of yourself having already accomplished that which you desire, over and over again, you will acquire the faith you need.

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Thomas Jefferson once said that a majority is one man with the courage of his convictions.


If you have the courage that comes from the sincere conviction that you are a person of sound character, an honest, dependable, kind, and caring person, [that is the key thing]. If you know in your own heart that you are a good and decent person, you can meet life’s challenges head-on.

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Upon closer inspection, many health-promoting practices inadvertently control iron. For example, taking an aspirin a day to prevent heart attacks and strokes causes blood loss via the digestive tract on the order of about a tablespoon per day. This results in iron loss. [7] Raymond Hohl, M.D., an assistant professor of internal medicine and pharmacology at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, says even chronic use of a baby aspirin may help to control iron and in some cases can induce iron-deficiency anemia. [8] Aspirin also appears to increase the production of ferritin, an iron-binding protein that prevents iron from inducing oxidation. [9] By exercising, a person loses about 1 mg of iron through sweat. [10] Fasting and vegetarian diets, both of which promote longevity in animals and humans, limit iron consumption because red meat contains the highly absorbable heme iron. Whether or not related to iron consumption, restricting red meat consumption has been shown in various studies to reduce the risk of colon cancer. [11]

Normal Iron Regulation

In healthy individuals there is little if any unbound iron circulating in the blood. In all disease states, however, unbound iron (also called free iron) is released at sites of inflammation and can spark uncontrolled oxidation. [12] Fortunately, there are numerous automatic mechanisms in the body that help to control iron, many by chelation—compounds that bind to a toxic substance (such as iron) and render it nontoxic or nonactive. Albumin, a simple protein found in blood, acts as a chelator by loosely binding to iron. [13] Ferritin, produced in the liver, is another iron-binding protein. [14] Transferrin is a protein that chelates iron and totes it back to the liver, where it is metabolized and excreted. [15] The liver produces lactoferrin, another iron chelator, when challenged by infectious agents. [16] This is important because pathogenic organisms such as viruses, bacteria and fungi require iron for growth. Furthermore, as iron stores increase, the gastric absorption of iron decreases. So the body employs numerous mechanisms to control iron that are activated when threatened by disease. However, these defensive mechanisms can be overwhelmed.

Blood tests for iron levels (i.e., hemoglobin and ferritin levels are checked for transferrin saturation percentages) are often useful, but the results of these tests are confounded in states of prolonged inflammation or disease. [17] A skilled hematologist is often the best professional from whom to obtain personal information concerning blood iron levels.

Differentiating between anemia and iron overload can be difficult because both conditions cause fatigue. One study at the Department of Medicine, University of Western Ontario in Canada, found that iron overload can produce a wide range of symptoms, such as joint pain (particularly hip), unexplained gastric pain, frequent infections, skin bronzing, elevated liver enzymes, cessation of menstruation, hair loss and heart flutters (fibrillation). Yet, of 410 iron-overload patients, 27 percent experienced no symptoms whatsoever. [18] Common symptoms of iron-deficiency anemia are lowered resistance to infections, fainting, breath holding, mental fatigue, sleepiness, cold hands and feet, and cravings for ice, meat or tomatoes, all which are more likely to occur among women. [19]

Humans absorb only a fraction of the iron they consume, but there are many controlling factors. [20] Iron absorption rates from food vary widely, from less than 1 percent to nearly 100 percent. [21] Cooks who use iron or stainless steel pots increase the amount of iron they consume. [22] Generally, iron in plant foods is not as well absorbed as iron from meat: Only 5 percent of iron in plant foods is available, vs. 30 to 50 percent of iron from meat. [23] Olive oil and spices such as anise, caraway, cumin, licorice and mint promote iron absorption, [24] while antacids, eggs and soy reduce availability. [25] Since dairy products contain lactoferrin, milk also inhibits the absorption of iron. [26] Moderate alcohol consumption is unlikely to pose a problem with iron absorption, but excessive amounts of alcohol is associated with iron overload, particularly in adult males. [27]

Vitamin C also increases iron absorption. [28] However, there is no evidence that vitamin C leads to iron overload. Thus vitamin C should not be avoided by meat-eaters for this reason, since studies show high-dose vitamin C supplements are associated with a decreased risk for heart disease, cancer, cataracts and other disorders. [29] A vegetarian diet does not generally cause iron-deficiency anemia because there is more vitamin C in plant-food diets, which enhances absorption. [30]

A 1982 human study was conducted to assess the effect of various drinks on iron absorption. A subject ate a standard meal of a hamburger, string beans, mashed potatoes and water. When green tea was drunk instead of water, iron absorption was reduced by 62 percent. Coffee reduced iron absorption by 35 percent, whereas orange juice (as a source of vitamin C) increased absorption by 85 percent. Contrary to other studies, milk and beer had no significant effect. [31]

Bioflavonoids (found in berries, coffee, green tea, pine bark, quercetin and the rind of citrus fruits, particularly blueberry, cranberry, elderberry and grape seed) and phytic acid (a component of whole grains and seeds such as sesame) bind to iron and other minerals in the gastric tract and help to limit iron availability. If bioflavonoids and phytic acid haven't bound to minerals in the digestive tract they will get into the bloodstream, where they can bind to free iron, acting as blood-cleansing iron chelators. Therefore, maximum iron chelation in the blood circulation is achieved when these iron binders are consumed apart from meals.

Phytic acid—also called inositol hexaphosphate, or IP6—is comprised of six phosphorus molecules and one molecule of inositol. It has been mistakenly described for decades as an "anti-nutrient" because it impairs mineral absorption. However, in the 1980s food biochemist Ernst Graf, Ph.D., began to tout phytic acid for its beneficial antioxidant properties achieved through mineral chelation. [32]

Phytic acid in foods or bran should be distinguished from supplemental phytic acid, which is derived from rice bran extract.

In foods, phytic acid binds to iron and other minerals in the digestive tract and may interfere with mineral absorption.


As a purified extract of rice bran, taken between meals so it will not bind to minerals in the digestive tract, phytic acid is readily absorbed into the bloodstream, where it acts as a potent mineral chelator. [33] Phytic acid binds to any free iron or other minerals (even heavy metals such as mercury, lead and cadmium) in the blood, which are then eliminated through the kidneys. Phytic acid removes only excess or unbound minerals, not mineral ions already attached to proteins.


Phytic acid is such a potent—but safe—iron and mineral chelator that it may someday replace intravenous chelation therapy such as the mineral-chelator EDTA or iron-binding drugs such as desferrioxamine (Desferal). Because of its ability to bind to iron and block iron-driven hydroxyl radical generation (water-based) as well as suppress lipid peroxidation (fat-based), phytic acid has been used successfully as an antioxidant food preservative. [34]

Iron-rich foods such as red meat and molasses may prevent anemia and build strength during the growing years but in adulthood may lead to iron overload among men and postmenopausal women. Those individuals who learn how to achieve iron balance will maintain the most desirable state of health throughout life.

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YouAreCreators2 is a good source for tools for taking control of our minds.

Here's the Description of page in the "About Section" on YouTube:

Thoughts become things... it is true. I have seen the visions in my head become physical manifestations time and time again.

A little over a year ago, I discovered something that completely changed my life! I discovered that OUR MIND is a literal magnet in the universe, and we attract to us people, opportunities, and circumstances just by our focus and intention on them. With this discovery, I became a new person. I was a better husband to my wife, a better father to my kids, and a very successful business man. It is my purpose on planet Earth to share this information that I have learned, in hopes for a better future for ALL OF MANKIND! I truly love you with the Love of Christ!


They have a lot of videos that are actually audio books.
I recommend looking for the audio book "I am" it's a great one and should be listened to multiple times.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIhjNQgYHjxT2XW28frlGsg

NewThoughtAudio is another good source for Audio Books:
https://www.youtube.com/user/balkbros/videos

Also, TheSpiritualLibrary:
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheSpiritualLibrary/videos

And then AudioEnlightenment, They just posted a great audio book from U.S. Anderson
https://www.youtube.com/user/AudioEnlightenment/videos

Some good Motivational stuff here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAPByrKU5-R1emswVlyH_-g/videos


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Have you ever felt that sometimes you are your own worst enemy? We all have moments when, no matter how hard we try, things just don’t seem to work out right, when everything goes wrong, and we have no one to blame but ourselves. But, just as you may sometimes be your own worst enemy, you can also be your own best friend. The transition usually occurs when you realize that the only person on earth who can determine your failure or success is you yourself. You may discover your best friend when you develop the maturity and strength of character to accept yourself for the person you are and to take the actions necessary to become the person you wish to be. When you analyze yourself objectively, you can begin to build upon your strengths and compensate for your weaknesses. When you do, you will realize that the only person who stands in the way of your success is you.

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Human faults are like garden weeds. They grow without cultivation and soon take over the place if they aren’t thinned out.

Habits are formed so slowly that most of us don’t realize what is happening until the habits are too strongly entrenched to be broken. Seldom can one pattern of behavior be eliminated without replacing it with another. It has been said that nature abhors a vacuum and will always find something to fill a void. The best way to thin out the “weeds,” or faults in your character, is to identify those traits with which you are dissatisfied and replace them with their positive counterparts. If you have a tendency to lose your temper, for example, find a replacement for your anger. Neutralize it with a positive expression or affirmation, such as, “No one can make me angry unless I let them. I will not let anyone else control my emotions.

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Recently I stumbled across this one youtube video of Indian Mantras. I have never been a fan of that kind of sound or the whole chakra vibe but I figured since Im on this journey of opening doors and finding out who I am, Id give this video a chance. Damn. Im glad I did. As background sound while Im concentrating it does wonders.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwTGyO3MdP4&t=1454s

thanks I went to the video
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"From this story, we learn that it is virtually impossible to chant Om "wrong". It is, after all, an insentient sound. But the giver of this sound to the universe knows the intention and devotion of the practitioner and that is by what we will be rewarded. It is said that one minute of sincere chanting is superior to a thousand hours of mere sounding of the words. A parrot can be taught to recite a mantra but this will be just mere vibrations in the air. It is the love and worship behind the sound that counts. Technically though, there is a "correct" way to chant Om. It is made up of three letters: A, U, M. These contain all the sounds there are. The A is guttural and comes from the throat. It is pronounced without any part of the tongue or palate in contact. The U sound comes from the middle of the sounding board, the palate. In Sanskrit, the A and U join together to become O. The O sound is vibrated from the navel/ solar plexus area and sent up to the sternum to the voice region, the lips, where the M sound is prolonged and vibrated up to the crown of the head. This vibrating M is felt in every cell of the body and is beamed out lovingly, soothingly, powerfully, to everything, everyone, everywhere. Intellectually and metaphysically, A stands for the physical world perceptible to the senses, the material world. U represents the astral and dream planes, heaven and hell. M is the unknown, deep sleep, and that which is unfathomable to the intellect. Thus Om contains the entire spectrum of sound, words, worlds, and concepts. Om represents the source of all light, love, and wisdom. "
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"Why, when I chant "Om", do I start to vibrate?
Because Om or AUM is by itself a vibration
Right Om is at 136.10 Hz and may be you/your sound cords are producing exactly 136.1 Hz frequncy or within minor deviated range. OM frequency is created while the Earth takes around the sun. In India this tone is the keynote of sitar and tambura music and is called "sadja" which also means "Father of the others". It is first 'sa' of Sa re ga ma pa da ni sa. Not only you , all the preforming Indian vocalist need to match this sound to sync with the instruments. Many bells and other instruments are tuned to this tone. If tuning fork is touched at 136.1 Hz point it produces the exact Om sound.
and this is related to Heart Chakra ( Ahasana Chakra) as per Kundalini yoga."

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You can do it if you believe you can.

It’s called a “self-fulfilling prophecy” when something occurs because we believe it will. The mind is constructed so that it constantly seeks to bring into physical reality the things it thinks about most. Most of us will never realize the tremendous potential we possess — because we are unwilling to believe that we can accomplish things that others believe are impossible. “Impossible” jobs require more effort and greater concentration, but when they are completed, the rewards — both financial and psychic — are commensurate with the effort required. You may not be able to achieve everything you’d like, but you won’t accomplish anything unless you believe you can.

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You can do it if you believe you can.

It’s called a “self-fulfilling prophecy” when something occurs because we believe it will. The mind is constructed so that it constantly seeks to bring into physical reality the things it thinks about most. Most of us will never realize the tremendous potential we possess — because we are unwilling to believe that we can accomplish things that others believe are impossible. “Impossible” jobs require more effort and greater concentration, but when they are completed, the rewards — both financial and psychic — are commensurate with the effort required. You may not be able to achieve everything you’d like, but you won’t accomplish anything unless you believe you can.

James Allen also says that in his book somewhere. If that is how you think and believe then it is impossible for anything else to come into your life, it just has to come to you. But you gotta know it and believe it truthfully within yourself there are no shortcuts.
Amazing book that, I could quote the entire thing

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James Allen also says that in his book somewhere. If that is how you think and believe then it is impossible for anything else to come into your life, it just has to come to you. But you gotta know it and believe it truthfully within yourself there are no shortcuts.
Amazing book that, I could quote the entire thing

yes an amazing book.

I think it stands above the rest.
Written in an age with care and depth.
It is a work with entrenches him in the ranks of great spiritual thinkers.

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yes an amazing book.

I think it stands above the rest.
Written in an age with care and depth.
It is a work with entrenches him in the ranks of great spiritual thinkers.

Should you feel so inclined, as time permits, please go ahead with some quotes that strike you as profound. I'm sure the board would enjoy them!

though not from James Allen...I constantly think about a profound statement a friend once told me...

"a vision is a dream...that you turn into reality"

stuck with me for years and don't want to let it go.

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though not from James Allen...I constantly think about a profound statement a friend once told me...

"a vision is a dream...that you turn into reality"

stuck with me for years and don't want to let it go.

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whatever your station in life may be, you will never have true friends unless you are a friend to others. Be very selective in your choice of friends. Choose to associate with positive people who like you for the person you are, who encourage you to be yourself and to be the best you can be.

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A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart, and set out to accomplish it. He should make this purpose the centralizing point of his thoughts.
He should make this purpose his supreme duty, and should devote himself to its attainment, not allowing his thoughts to wander away into ephemeral fancies, longings, and imaginings. Even if he fails again and again to accomplish his purpose (as he necessarily must until weakness is overcome), the strength of character gained will be the measure of his true success, and this will form a new starting-point for future power and triumph.

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This is such an important concept that applies to us while we are on the path to becoming successful traders. Failure is what purifies and galvanizes us. Cut the distractions and focus on achieving your goal.

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whatever your station in life may be, you will never have true friends unless you are a friend to others. Be very selective in your choice of friends. Choose to associate with positive people who like you for the person you are, who encourage you to be yourself and to be the best you can be.

That is so very true. I may not have many friends but the ones I have are worth more than gold.
On positive people, an uncle once told me one will never make a million talking to people who work for $8 an hr. It doesn't matter what you choose to do but encourage the rest an if your not the best talk to the one who is.

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Friendship recognizes faults in friends but does not speak of them.

True friendship acknowledges imperfections, accepts them as part of our individual makeup, and focuses on our positive aspects instead of expounding upon our faults. Your friends don’t like you to comment upon their failings any more than you like them to criticize you. When your friends are discouraged or disappointed in themselves, a word of encouragement will serve much better than a sermonette. To be the kind of friend you would like to have, be a good listener, offer advice when you are asked for it, and treasure the trust that your friends have placed in you. Praise them for their achievements and sympathize when they fall short, but avoid offering “constructive criticism” or playing devil’s advocate. Most of us expect more from ourselves than anyone else ever would, and we are painfully aware of our shortcomings. We don’t need to be reminded of them by our friends.

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James Allen.

This is such an important concept that applies to us while we are on the path to becoming successful traders. Failure is what purifies and galvanizes us. Cut the distractions and focus on achieving your goal.

Great quote Grant!

It is so true in life to focus on our main goal
"A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart, and set out to accomplish it. He should make this purpose the centralizing point of his thoughts. "
and so easy to let our mind wander.

The day I read your post I also was reading in NV Peale's book "Enthusiasm Makes the Difference". I had wanted to read something before bed, something positive to settle on thoughts on before going to sleep. I opened the book randomly and read.

First was a story about a man who ran a small diner and went out of his way to bring love into others lives. Then there was a story which was proceeded with

[Enthusiasm must have a direction, slanted towards definite purpose and objectives to be effective.] (note1)


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In my mind I merged James Allen's words together with Peale's and my own thoughts:

A mind should conceive of a strong central purpose that is his heart's desire, and should devote himself to its attainment. He should pursue his purpose with love and joy and enthusiasm. It should be centralizing point of his thoughts not allow his thoughts to wander away into ephemeral musings. He should bring love and joy into others lives yet remain central and focussed on his heart's desire, letting it shine forth like a brilliant light from his heart, to inspire and bring joy and hope to others.

His love and focus and joy in life and in his life's work, dispels the gloom and defeatism in others thoughts uplifting them to renew the fire, joy and passion in their own lives, and so lighting the fire in others.

The shift to joy, energy, enthusiasm and love, can then spread to fill the world and push back the veil of cynicism doubt, darkness and fear. In choosing his mission and engaging it with love and joy, so to may others, and ignite a cascade to transform the planet into the kingdom of love.



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" Enthusiastic persuasion, to be effective, must have a direction: it must slanted towards definite purpose and objectives." (the story was about an ineffective salesman who was half-minded about everything).

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Why can we so easily overlook in ourselves the faults we are quick to spot in others? It is easy to be objective when it comes to criticizing our friends, family members, and business associates, but it is far more difficult to be honest about our own shortcomings. Only when we recognize that we are all human, with the same faults and failings, do we begin to develop that wonderful quality of tolerance that enables us to accept others as they are and ask nothing in return. Replacing faultfinding with “goodfinding”.

When you become one who always compliments instead of criticizes, you become the kind of friend we would all like to have.

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A negative mind spawns only negative ideas.

When you allow yourself to dwell on the negative aspects of life, negative thinking expands to fill all of your thoughts until there is no room for positive thoughts to grow. It becomes an endless cycle. The habit of negative thinking generates more and more negative thoughts, which the mind attempts to turn into physical reality.

The result is a life of despair and hopelessness. Develop the habit of eliminating negative thoughts the moment they appear.

When you first hear that inner voice that says, “I can’t do this,” put the thought out of your mind immediately. Instead, concentrate on the task itself. Break it down into manageable parts and complete them one at a time. When the job is finished, tell your doubting self [you did do it]

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The old adage, “If you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything at all,” is especially valid today. In any organization, regardless of size, the rumor mill works overtime when it comes to negative gossip. And you can be sure that unkind things you say about others will very quickly find their way to them, for it is also a truism that those who talk about others to us talk about us to others. Not only should you not speak badly of others — you should not participate in conversations in which others do. Spend your time with those who focus on important things, and you will never have to apologize for an unkind word uttered in a moment of weakness.

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You can’t control others’ acts, but you can control your reaction to their acts, and that is what counts most to you.

No one can make you feel any negative emotion — fear, anger, or inferiority — without your express permission. There will always be people who find perverse enjoyment in upsetting others, or who simply play upon your emotions so that they can use you for their own selfish purposes. Whether or not they are successful depends entirely upon you and how you react to their negative behaviors. When you are forced to deal with such people, recognize from the outset that they are trying to upset you, not because of something you may have done to them, but because of some problem they have with themselves. Tell yourself, “This isn’t about me. I will not allow this person to upset me. I am in control of my emotions and my life.”

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Mutual confidence is the foundation of all satisfactory human relationships.

Most of us have two basic questions about others when we enter into a relationship. They are: Can I trust you? And, do you really care about me? Depending upon our previous success in partnerships with others — personal or business — the answers may be slow in coming. Confidence in another is often developed gradually as those involved in the relationship commit themselves to each other’s success and happiness. Although trust and confidence are the basic underpinnings of all successful relationships, they are fragile. A relationship that has endured for months or even years can be irreparably damaged by a few unkind words or a single thoughtless act. Don’t allow yourself to act in haste or to lose control of your emotions in important relationships.

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Knowledge

The accumulation of great fortunes calls for power and power is acquired through highly organized and intelligently directed specialized knowledge, but that knowledge does not necessarily have to be in the possession of the man who accumulates the fortune.

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A closed mind stumbles over the blessings of life without recognizing them.

To the untrained eye, a geode looks pretty much like an ordinary rock. But a trained geologist knows that inside the geode there is a beautiful crystal lining. The story is the same for those who refuse to examine new possibilities because their minds are closed. Life’s greatest opportunities, like the geode, often come in ordinary packaging. Do not allow yourself to become such a creature of habit that you simply go through the motions and let life happen to you.

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There always remains an opportunity to make a new start.

Though it may not seem so when you first encounter a serious blow, you can never lose two of the most important assets you have. These are the power of your mind and your freedom to use it. Once you have turned them to understanding what laid you low, you can begin forming new plans. You may not have the money you once had; you may lack the allies you had cultivated. But you still have the benefit of a universe that eventually rewards honest effort, as well as gaining the experience of mistakes you will never make again. Remember, no matter where you are now, whatever you can conceive and believe, you can achieve.

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Honesty is a spiritual quality that cannot be evaluated in terms of money.

There are many practical reasons to practice honesty. It requires far less effort to be truthful than to be deceitful, and in the long term the risks are fewer and the rewards greater. But in today’s complex society, the boundaries of acceptable behavior have been blurred until they are sometimes indistinguishable. Laws and codes of ethics establish minimum standards of behavior. Make sure you establish standards for yourself that exceed such minimums, a standard below which you will not allow yourself to fall, regardless of what others may do or say. Your own set of standards will allow you to decide quickly and easily upon an appropriate course of action when faced with a difficult problem.

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It will take quite a long time before you find your calm, many sensations come, many thoughts or images arise, but they are just waves of your own mind. Nothing comes from outside your mind. Usually we think of our mind as receiving impressions and experiences from outside, but that is not a true understanding because when you think something comes from outside it means only that something appears in your mind. You yourself make the waves in your mind. If you leave your mind as it is, it will become calm. This mind is called big mind.

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Calm mind is an essential part of trading. The aggravation associated with learning how to trade becomes easier to deal with when one understands that the mind is causing the aggravation as a protective response to negative stimuli. The market just does what it does, traders bring emotion to the table and when you learn to give emotion its space and allow it to flow through...then your mind becomes calmer and the sooner you can make more rational decisions .

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Calm mind is an essential part of trading. The aggravation associated with learning how to trade becomes easier to deal with when one understands that the mind is causing the aggravation as a protective response to negative stimuli. The market just does what it does, traders bring emotion to the table and when you learn to give emotion its space and allow it to flow through...then your mind becomes calmer and the sooner you can make more rational decisions .

This is very true, rather than managing emotions we need to heal the traumas and stuck negative emotions in our body, we perceive the market through our wounds which trigger us into negative emotional states. Easier said than done... especially when the wounding is hidden and many are unaware that they are hurting yet alone what caused it but usually a lot stems from childhood, they need to be brought to consciousness fully felt and released. I truly believe that to change our outer reality we must deal with these hidden wounds that unconsciously drive our behaviour... i have tried the positive thinking thing but this is trying to build a house on sand, its like band-aid on a gunshot wound and now I am fully focused on my own healing as trading has shown to me how blocked and controlled by emotion and feelings of doubt anxiety and helplessness... I feel the ability is there but it cant express itself.

Understanding yourself is just as important as understanding markets.
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No one is capable of giving direction unless he or she knows how to take directions and carry them out.

An essential quality of leadership is developing the ability to persuade others to align their goals with yours and those of the organization. Until you, yourself, are able to join forces with others in the pursuit of a common objective, you will never persuade them to join your cause. Effective leaders recognize the value of working together, and they learn how to follow directions before being entrusted with the responsibility for the performance of others. Good leaders show by example how they expect others to behave. Even though the troops may be trained to follow orders unquestioningly, the officer always leads them into battle. You cannot push others to follow your example; you must pull them along with you. When you show by your every word and deed that you are a person of character, one who works for the greater good of the entire organization, your people will follow.

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If you think you can buy your way into heaven with money alone, you may regret that you didn’t convert it into good deeds instead.

If through some terrible, unforeseen tragedy you should die tomorrow, how would your epitaph read? What would others remember about you? In the final analysis, you will be remembered for your good works, not for the money you have accumulated during your lifetime. Your wealth may be little more than the cause for disagreements among your heirs, while your good deeds will be remembered long after you are gone. As you accumulate wealth, devote a portion of your money and your time to causes that benefit those less fortunate than you.

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Opportunity never sneaks up on those who straddle the fence of indecision.

Successful people are decisive people. When opportunities come their way, they evaluate them carefully, make a decision, and take appropriate action. They know that indecision wastes time that could be spent on more productive tasks. They also avoid unnecessary risks by implementing their decisions gradually. They don’t attempt to make every decision at the beginning. Each action is contingent upon the success of the one that preceded it. Benjamin Franklin, one of America’s wisest men, is said to have used a simple method to make difficult decisions. He drew a line down the center of a sheet of paper, and on one side he listed the “pros” of the decision; on the other, he listed the “cons.” In addition to simplifying the decision-making process, the list also served as a graphic illustration of the advantages and disadvantages of any decision, regardless of its complexity. The impact of the decision could then be quickly and easily assessed.

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Before opportunity crowns you with great success, it usually tests your mettle through adversity.

Adversity provides the resistance necessary to develop the strength to overcome great obstacles. This strength consists of self-confidence, perseverance, and, very importantly, self-knowledge. For if you do encounter a setback, it is a clue to a personal weakness. You may have been hasty in judging a competitor, or you may have been too timid in your vision of what needed to be done. Let adversity be your guide to understanding where you mis-stepped and which qualities you need to cultivate. No one rejoices in disappointment, but if you are success-conscious, you can turn the situation into a chance for improving your character, an opportunity you otherwise would have missed.

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Are you waiting for success to arrive, or are you going out to find where it is hiding?

The poet John Milton’s words, “They also serve who only stand and wait,” may be both profound and genuine, but the true riches of life are far more likely to accrue to those who actively go out and seek them. Seldom does success come marching in accompanied by a brass band in full regalia. More often, it’s achieved by those who labor long and hard. Take the initiative, and you will create your own opportunities. There is no substitute for action backed up by a well-thought-out plan.

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There always remains an opportunity to make a new start.

Though it may not seem so when you first encounter a serious blow, you can never lose two of the most important assets you have. These are the power of your mind and your freedom to use it. Once you have turned them to understanding what laid you low, you can begin forming new plans. You may not have the money you once had; you may lack the allies you had cultivated. But you still have the benefit of a universe that eventually rewards honest effort, as well as gaining the experience of mistakes you will never make again. Remember, no matter where you are now, whatever you can conceive and believe, you can achieve.

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This is very true, rather than managing emotions we need to heal the traumas and stuck negative emotions in our body, we perceive the market through our wounds which trigger us into negative emotional states. Easier said than done... especially when the wounding is hidden and many are unaware that they are hurting yet alone what caused it but usually a lot stems from childhood, they need to be brought to consciousness fully felt and released. I truly believe that to change our outer reality we must deal with these hidden wounds that unconsciously drive our behaviour... i have tried the positive thinking thing but this is trying to build a house on sand, its like band-aid on a gunshot wound and now I am fully focused on my own healing as trading has shown to me how blocked and controlled by emotion and feelings of doubt anxiety and helplessness... I feel the ability is there but it cant express itself.

The first of these speaks to the idea of going back and amending the past. "revising the past"
(local versions are attached in the zip -later server is too slow).

20. Imagining Creates Reality | The Secret of Causation
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21. Manifest Your Reality Through Mental Conversation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npfuDY7sfNI

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You may reply that if the wounds are hidden how do we go back and repair the past, especially childhood wounds?
I would say a two step, repetition cycles might avail.
Step A. Try a more recent "wound" (failures, hurts, nastiness others have done to us, etc.) revise that.
Step B. Create a future dream in a present reality/envisioning - image of the person you want to be.

Repeat A then B, A then B, over and over. (Heal a wound, Create the ideal, Heal a wound, Create the ideal,)
As one does so the layers of the onion will be peeled back.

By painting the new you - instead of only doing wounds - you are guiding your mind that this is who you want to be/are.
Then the mind (subconscious) won't get the wrong message - "Oh he only wants more new wounds!"
It will get the message "Oh he wants the totally healed and rejuvenated self"

The subconscious knows the wounds of your childhood (otherwise they wouldn't exist). So it will reveal these to one at the right time so you may "revise" them (heal them).

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The subconscious knows the wounds of your childhood (otherwise they wouldn't exist). So it will reveal these to one at the right time so you may "revise" them (heal them).

The info we need seems to come in at the right time... I am doing lots of research into co-dependency and narcissistic abuse now and boy is it shedding so much light on my experience and making me conscious of unconscious habits

Understanding yourself is just as important as understanding markets.
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Hi, first day here.

Well, I'm a not-so-good TA trader, but I do have some experience with meditation, primarily as a Tibetan Buddhist, but before that too.

When I started meditating, I didn't know anything about the stock market and had been poor and struggiing my whole life, and made $200,000 out of 3,000 (arduously saved up over a couple of years) in 5 months. I did that a couple of times, not as much, but impressive. I would check my account once a day.

Once when I was intensively meditating, I was thinking idly during the meditation, "I would like to get a new nail trimmer, but don't feel like laying out the money right now and going to CVS or Walgreens...". I went down to my car later that morning and there was a nail trimmer on the front seat, still in it's packaging, complete with a bar code on it.

I don't underestimate now the power of going beyond 'normal' space-time conceptual reality that meditation offers. It's not just about relaxing or tapping into the subconscious.

Also, as a Tibetan Buddhist, I offer the merit accumulated during my meditation afterwards to every sentient being in the universe. I completely give it away. This is very important to do this, that there is no withholding.

I was trained to think of it as not giving my little drop of auspiciousness I've accumulated during my meditation away, but merging my drop of goodness with the sea of goodness inherent in the universe.

Right now I'm really stressed out, really really stressed out, and not meditating and pouring over charts in an addictive manner and making about $100 a week.

This is a wonderful thread with wonderful, thoughtful, posts. I am so glad I stumbled on it.

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Hi, first day here.

Well, I'm a not-so-good TA trader, but I do have some experience with meditation, primarily as a Tibetan Buddhist, but before that too.

When I started meditating, I didn't know anything about the stock market and had been poor and struggiing my whole life, and made $200,000 out of 3,000 (arduously saved up over a couple of years) in 5 months. I did that a couple of times, not as much, but impressive. I would check my account once a day.

Once when I was intensively meditating, I was thinking idly during the meditation, "I would like to get a new nail trimmer, but don't feel like laying out the money right now and going to CVS or Walgreens...". I went down to my car later that morning and there was a nail trimmer on the front seat, still in it's packaging, complete with a bar code on it.

I don't underestimate now the power of going beyond 'normal' space-time conceptual reality that meditation offers. It's not just about relaxing or tapping into the subconscious.

Also, as a Tibetan Buddhist, I offer the merit accumulated during my meditation afterwards to every sentient being in the universe. I completely give it away. This is very important to do this, that there is no withholding.

I was trained to think of it as not giving my little drop of auspiciousness I've accumulated during my meditation away, but merging my drop of goodness with the sea of goodness inherent in the universe.

Right now I'm really stressed out, really really stressed out, and not meditating and pouring over charts in an addictive manner and making about $100 a week.

This is a wonderful thread with wonderful, thoughtful, posts. I am so glad I stumbled on it.

Well...a...normally I'd say whaaaatttt????!...but going back to you being a Tibetan Buddhist (I believe you are referring to in the orthodox sense) ...I would have to ask...'so what you going to do about it??' You have the skillset and knowledge...what is the plan you will put in effect?

I hope i didn't jack this thread with my post!..if i did my sincerest apologies @aquarian1!

anyway @dowdeva welcome to futures.io! (or Big Mikes Trading as us old guys still say.)

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Welcome to the thread dowdeva.

I hope you offer more on your experiences with meditation and manifestation through visualization.

From my experience here, you may get a few reactions in speaking of actual amounts. Probably better to speak about process.

I think your nail clipper story is interesting and for those who didn't quite get the idea of manifestation through visualization, you might like make another post about the concept from your insights with your meditation.

What thoughts do you have on what can block/derail one from mediating successfully?

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The thread is quite off from the norm so I am hoping that we are exercise acceptance of divergent opinions.

In so doing I am hoping that the openness and acceptance of other views may encourage those who are reluctance to post, a welcome place to do so.

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Hi, first day here.

Well, I'm a not-so-good TA trader, but I do have some experience with meditation, primarily as a Tibetan Buddhist, but before that too.

When I started meditating, I didn't know anything about the stock market and had been poor and struggiing my whole life, and made $200,000 out of 3,000 (arduously saved up over a couple of years) in 5 months. I did that a couple of times, not as much, but impressive. I would check my account once a day.

Once when I was intensively meditating, I was thinking idly during the meditation, "I would like to get a new nail trimmer, but don't feel like laying out the money right now and going to CVS or Walgreens...". I went down to my car later that morning and there was a nail trimmer on the front seat, still in it's packaging, complete with a bar code on it.

I don't underestimate now the power of going beyond 'normal' space-time conceptual reality that meditation offers. It's not just about relaxing or tapping into the subconscious.

Also, as a Tibetan Buddhist, I offer the merit accumulated during my meditation afterwards to every sentient being in the universe. I completely give it away. This is very important to do this, that there is no withholding.

I was trained to think of it as not giving my little drop of auspiciousness I've accumulated during my meditation away, but merging my drop of goodness with the sea of goodness inherent in the universe.

Right now I'm really stressed out, really really stressed out, and not meditating and pouring over charts in an addictive manner and making about $100 a week.

This is a wonderful thread with wonderful, thoughtful, posts. I am so glad I stumbled on it.

Like @aquarian1, I found your post very interesting and I would love to hear more on the subject of buddhism and your thoughts on meditation.

Manifestation through visualization (Nail trimmer reference): I must admit to being sceptical of this sort of thing. Could it simply be coincidence/confirmation bias? If you want something badly enough and you percieve the universe as having provided, doesnt that put you at a mental disadvantage because from that point forward you will only feel disappointment when your wishes go unfulfilled? Take for instance trading. So many people fit meditation into their trading schedule in the hopes that it is some sort of tool that can provide an edge. In my opinion, completely missing the point of it all because forcing meditation is a goal orientated activity and not mediation at all. Its just wishful thinking. Happy to hear your thoughts on this.



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I was trained to think of it as not giving my little drop of auspiciousness I've accumulated during my meditation away, but merging my drop of goodness with the sea of goodness inherent in the universe.

Your drop of goodness is the sea of goodness. You dont merge back into the universe because you were never separate from it in the first place! You are not accumulating anything during meditation, you are awakening to the vastness already contained within you! It is exciting that you have seen this. I would really like to hear more on your experience.

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Opportunities are never just handed to you; they must be created. Opportunities abound for every individual in every walk of life. They may not be the opportunities that you prefer, but each opportunity of which you take advantage leads to bigger and better opportunities.

Physical and mental handicaps may mean that you have to explore territories unknown to others, but they also mean you have opportunities those others will never find.

Think of Stephen Hawking’s brilliant research on the nature of the universe despite the fact that a crippling disease makes writing and speaking, as we know it, impossible for him. Those who approach their jobs and careers with enthusiasm always find plenty of opportunities.

When you are determined that you will not allow others to determine your future for you,
when you refuse to allow temporary setbacks to defeat you, you are destined for great success.


The opportunities will always be there for you. If there are adversities that you cannot overcome right now, remember to capitalize upon them at a later date by looking for the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.

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Like @aquarian1, I found your post very interesting and I would love to hear more on the subject of buddhism and your thoughts on meditation.

Manifestation through visualization (Nail trimmer reference): I must admit to being sceptical of this sort of thing. Could it simply be coincidence/confirmation bias?

I have had many experiences of this sort of thing. (perhaps not delivered in packaging though!).

For example I wanted a table for my study/office. I wanted a solid wood one - not made of pressboard, a dark wood not painted - one I could polish and see the wood grain.

The next week was a pressboard desk was put out by someone. I decided to pass.

Then two weeks later I walked a different route home.
Someone had put out (for discard) a beautiful wood table, with two matching chairs and all the fixings plus instructions all neatly taped to the underside.

After a few weeks I found that the chair was not so comfortable for long periods of sitting, so I put in my mind that I would like a nice solid wood chair well-designed so that it was comfortable to sit in. Then within a week or so I was guided to take a different street on my walk home and there was the chair I wanted.

As to the process, engineering it into a perceptual predisposition does not do justice to the process (to heaven) in my opinion .


And important note for continuing and strengthening the process:
I believe, you must express thanks (for the mana from heaven).

"The Universe loves an attitude of gratitude."

----------------- process ---------
  • See the good you desire
  • Have an attitude of relaxed expectation
  • Be grateful


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Give where you can,
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Cool, just found this.

I have read a few book about LOA and experimented with it. I have found it to work and continue to study it. I love Tony Robbins. This is a great launch pad incantation below. I do this daily while focusing on trading.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6V75B_K2kM

Also, the late Mark Douglas' wife wrote an trading affirmations book. I wrote my own that I derived while I read Trading in the Zone.

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Opportunity often knocks — only to find no one in.

The world is filled with unfortunate souls who didn’t hear opportunity’s knock at the door because they were down at the convenience store buying lottery tickets.
Branch Rickey, general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1942–50, once observed, “Luck is the residue of design.”

You will be surprised how much your luck will improve when you make sure you are prepared to take advantage of opportunities. How many times have you had a great idea that you failed to act upon, only to discover later that someone used the same idea to start a business, get a promotion, or find a better job?

Resolve now to get into action when you have a good idea.

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read this great book:
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...gave me a lot of material to work with

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If you are so inclined, you can always find dozens of reasons why something can’t or shouldn’t be done — and precious few why it should or could. It is far easier to rationalize that it’s too difficult, too expensive, or too time-consuming. Instead of making a commitment, we make up an alibi.

If we are willing to work hard enough, smart enough, and long enough we can accomplish anything.

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Divisive argumentation is a very negative thing especially for a thread which is centered on positivity.

When you post in response to someone else post be careful what you say and how you say it.

There is no need to reply to everyone.
It is only one's personal ego that requires it.

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If I have to spend 20-30 mins (or even 10) writing PMs to patch up damage caused carelessly thought out posts -
it hurts me. I realize most people have more time to waste than I do - but I don't have any time to waste at all.
Wasting my time, is not, for me, acceptable.
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If your reply is negative, challenging or argumentative just leave if off.

(Time lost for this post another 20 min)

A rule in trading is:
When in doubt get out

similarly for posting a reply to someone in this thread:
When in doubt - leave it out

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Hi everyone,

Sorry for late reply. I work 12 hour shifts and have some health issues, so don't always get around to personal stuff on a timely basis.

I also didn't think my post would generate all these responses, that was a wonderful thing.

Has anyone ever considered starting a group meditation on Skype, considering all this interest? The format could be someone different conducting it every week (guiding everyone else with a verbal guided meditation) with whatever meditation they wanted to offer. Just a thought.

Devil Man, I assure you I wasn't smoking anything and it really happened. It was actually the second time that 'it' happened in my life, the first was about 10 years prior to that. Also, through meditation (chanting).

Another instance happened similarly in that I was offered a ride home late at night from work by someone. When she started the car, it kept turning over but it wouldn't start. She had two tired, whining kids in the back car, I was pretty tired too, and also, I found out she knew before she offered the ride that she was having problems with the car. So I was annoyed. But I was stuck because it was in an isolated suburb of NY with everything closed, no cell phones yet, and no telephone booths within walking distance and we couldn't just walk up to a house at that time of night and knock to ask if we could use their cell phone, and also, couldn't get back into my place of business which was locked.

So we just kind of sat there for an hour and every once in a while she started the car, and it would turn over and make horrible noises and not start. Now, you have to know here that this woman had been trying to get me to become a Catholic for a couple of years. I wasn't a Buddhist yet, but I had started chanting (Hindu astrological type chants) every day.

After about an hour or so, she tried the ignition again and I spontaneously, in a half-joking way, I put my hands on the dashboard of the car and intoned, "In the name of Jesus Christ, please start...," and you know what happened. The car kicked in to lie. She turned to me and shook her finger in my face and cried out, "You see! You see!"

I have thought about these incidents many times, the manifestations (although the second one is a little different) and also, the car incident. I think what happened is that: a. I was chanting or meditating a lot and had increased or raised some kind of vibrational energy within myself, combined with b. a kind of 'conceptual mindlessness' each time. When I wished for the nail clipper and when I put my hands on the dashboard it was in a kind of idle non-grasping way, sort of in the place between thought and no thought. Where a particle is so small that sometimes it's a wave. All the great shamanic traditions talk about the amazing things that can happen in that time-non-even/event place in our mind. The one that comes to mind right now is Carlos Castenedas and Don Juan's teachings on the 'holes' in reality.

Buddhism doesn't talk about that so much, or care. That stuff is one of the 'minor' siddhis, or powers, and any low level magician can drum up a few things. Creating compassion is much more important to Tibetan Buddhists, at all times and all places. Aquarian, that is really the most thought I really have about Buddhism. And I'm not a scholar anyway. Buddha had over 84,000 teachings, and to me, the most important is not grasping at self and compassion.

And yes, Aquarian, my drop of goodness is the sea of goodness. Thanks for reminding me of that. But it's important to consciously offer up the merit gained through the meditation (NOT the meditation itself!) to all sentient beings consciously, over and over again, according to the lamas. The human realm is the realm of desire and we are here solely because we grasp. Also, if you don't share the merit, and keep all this merit credit you've created, very often you can be reborn into a life where there is a lot of money and leisure, and you use up all the merit because those kinds of conditions very often create selfish, even horrible people.

And then you go down the wheel again, and up the wheel...Better to offer the merit and get off the wheel to eternal bliss.

But that is really advanced stuff and not sure what you wanted to hear?

About naming amounts and quantities, I just posted it because I was staggered by what the mind can create when cued into a a powerful zone.

And what gets in the way? Well, attachment. As I said, each time something manifested I wasn't particularly attached to the result. Attachment to anything, not just the outcome - attachments that are wired into us, like deep fear, anger, etc. And even when I did have an agenda, years later, the outcomes were more powerful when I became for just a little while completely absorbed in the meditation, and let my personal agenda go for just a little while.

Regarding things that get in the way and healing them, there is a great meditation (I know about a gazillion types of meditation) that was developed by a woman named Tsultrim Allione. It's in a book called 'Feeding Your Demons.' It's based on a very ancient Tibetan ritual called Chod. The book is very repetitive, and most of it is anecdotes, so if anyone is interested I would just go to the library or online (you can get a free trial at Scribd) to read the meat of it, but not buy it unless you're really compelled to.

It's built basically around the idea that these internal or external demons (which are a mirror of our internal demons) are feeding off us all the time. So why not give them what they need or want? I have done the actual Chod practice - it's a little scary - but with the American version developed by Allione there was a kind of relief, a kind of sigh, "Ah...I can stop fighting this, or trying to get rid of this..."

The bottom line is 'reality' is so much more fluid than we think. When I was a kid I could slow down my perception of time and once I woke up in an alternate dimension (I swear this a true story), all kinds of things that I couldn't do as I grew up. But we keep using just a small slice of what is available to us to you know, get a bigger house or a Merceded Benz. Not that that is a bad thing, but I have a feeling that is like getting a piece of candy when there is a whole continent available.

I'm being a bit of a hypocrite right now, because I'm in a poor and struggling phase and right now a bit of manifested 'candy' such as not working so hard for so little money sounds divine to me.

Anyways, I hope I made up for my lack of a response, Aquarian. I tried to pm you about the (long term karmic lesson) health issues but the site said I couldn't pm you because I only had one post.

So, this makes 2!

Best regards to everyone.

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Edit: the lamas also say the most powerful way to get abundance for yourself is to wish it for someone else in your meditations.

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I've just started reading this and so far it is excellent! The first chapter alone has already made me laugh out a few times. Thanks for the recommendation.

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Last night before retiring I read a little in
Norman V Peale' "Power of the Plus Factor"

As I tend to do, I open books at a random place trusting the Universe to bring me a message I need at that moment.
It was chapter 11 the Plus Factor and the Thirteenth Stone. The chapter is on caring and compassion.

..."people who care about other people, and show caring in loving. unselfish ways, almost invariably have a strong, deep current of the Plus Factor operating within themselves.: p101

Peale uses stories to illustrate the various ways unselfish caring about and for others can be expressed.

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Thank-you for your post. An interesting story.

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And then you go down the wheel again, and up the wheel...Better to offer the merit and get off the wheel to eternal bliss.

But that is really advanced stuff and not sure what you wanted to hear?

I hope I made up for my lack of a response, Aquarian. I tried to pm you about the (long term karmic lesson) health issues but the site said I couldn't pm you because I only had one post.

So, this makes 2!

Best regards to everyone.

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Edit: the lamas also say the most powerful way to get abundance for yourself is to wish it for someone else in your meditations.

I have long been thinking about starting a thread on spirituality - getting off the wheel - etc
However I thought IF I did do that it would be in a separate thread. I will give it more thought. Perhaps it will wait for you to get above the 5 posts! -lol

Of course, I don't know what people want to hear, but taking a stab at it, I think that those who have committed to the trading path, might have a more pragmatic tilt. That is theory is fine but it it putting that into action that is what counts.

Certainly there is an interest in helping us find practical specific steps to implement the positive benefits of mediation in our lives and so also in our trading lives. If we could have a specific list of steps to follow to allow us to bypass the blocks that sabotage our attempts to hold the visualizations of:
  • ourselves trading with ease and perfection
  • living in (material) abundance

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Here's a list of songs that I listen to while trading.

https://youtu.be/oreeaofi4Bg?list=PLOflBtIa_2AaoQBtMZKnGjaMDFwV7lH3w

They are designed for Focus and concentration.

I also have converted them to MP3's and using my NeuroProgrammer 3 software, applied the MP3's as background music for my affirmations.

These tracks automatically take the brain to Alpha / Theta, perfect for allowing intuitional information in while trading and creating a more suggestive state for subconscious integration.

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A positive mind finds a way it can be done.

Whatever you believe to be true will become your reality. Your subconscious mind will believe anything you tell it — if you repeat the words often and with conviction. When you are faced with a daunting task that you’ve never attempted before, focus on the potential for success, not on the possibilities for failure. Break the job down into smaller elements and tackle each one separately.

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When you are involved in a dispute with someone else, it may be the only time doing nothing is better than doing something. There’s a practical reason for this: When you quarrel with others — even if you win the argument — you place a great deal of unnecessary stress upon yourself. It is impossible to maintain a Positive Mental Attitude when you allow negative emotions such as anger or hate to dominate your thoughts. No one can upset you or make you angry unless you allow them to do so. Instead of arguing with others, try asking nonthreatening questions

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Here's a list of songs that I listen to while trading.

https://youtu.be/oreeaofi4Bg?list=PLOflBtIa_2AaoQBtMZKnGjaMDFwV7lH3w

They are designed for Focus and concentration.

I also have converted them to MP3's and using my NeuroProgrammer 3 software, applied the MP3's as background music for my affirmations.

These tracks automatically take the brain to Alpha / Theta, perfect for allowing intuitional information in while trading and creating a more suggestive state for subconscious integration.

Great looking list. I partially listened to the first one and it seriously does put your mind into a different gear. Ill be working my way through the rest of them next week. Thanks for sharing.

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Great looking list. I partially listened to the first one and it seriously does put your mind into a different gear. Ill be working my way through the rest of them next week. Thanks for sharing.

Thank you ~ I reorganized the list so that it would have a better flow. https://youtu.be/oreeaofi4Bg?list=PLOflBtIa_2AbP1DUu6_xEjqJ6OGCXjqiz

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A good football team relies more on harmonious coordination of effort than individual skill.

Teamwork is a “cooperative effort by the members of a team to achieve a common goal.” The key words in the definition are cooperative effort. Without the support of the entire group, no team can long endure.

Football players quickly learn that no member of the team can be a star in every play. Most moments of glory are built upon a long series of plays, each won by committed, determined, bone-jarring blocking and tackling. A winning team is one whose members recognize that when one member of the team is successful, the entire team wins.

Conversely, a sure way to develop a losing formula is to create an environment in which team members compete with one another instead of the opponent. When all members give their best in every situation — whether they are carrying the ball or clearing the way for someone else — the team wins, and so does each individual member of it.

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Additional power may be available when two or more people coordinate their thoughts and actions in a spirit of perfect harmony for the attainment of a definite purpose.

A Master Mind alliance involves two or more people working together in perfect harmony toward the attainment of a common purpose. Such a partnership creates a power that enables each of its members to do far more than either would have been able to achieve separately. Choose your Master Mind partners carefully. Align yourself with people whose strengths complement yours.

Choose to associate only with people who share your positive values and your commitment to similar levels of achievement.

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Clarence Saunders made millions by borrowing the self-help cafeteria idea for the grocery business and naming it Piggly Wiggly. Imagination pays!

The founder of the Piggly Wiggly grocery chain was a low-level employee in a corner grocery when he visited a cafeteria and got the idea that the same techniques could be applied to the grocery business. He was ridiculed by experts, but he was convinced that the idea was a good one. Saunders persevered, and his adaptation of the self-service idea to the grocery business led him to become the father of the modern supermarket.

When you have a really good idea, even if you can’t prove it, you will intuitively know that it is good. If you’re convinced, stick with it. Others will eventually recognize the value of your idea.

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Waste no words on a man who dislikes you. Actions will impress him more.

Some people think they can talk their way out of any situation, and for a time they may be right But if someone already dislikes you, either because of a simple misunderstanding or an error in judgment on your part, he or she will be especially difficult to persuade with words. Their emotions will always get in the way of their ability to think logically and reasonably. Consistent actions over a sustained period of time, however, will usually persuade even the most devout skeptic. If you constantly demonstrate that you are a generous, kind, and caring person, it will be very hard for even your enemies to dislike you. In any case, you will become a better person for having made the effort.

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If you are doing something to avoid pain, then pain is running your life. All of your thoughts and feelings will be affected by pain.

The untethered soul.

This one is self explanatory but easily overlooked. You will lose in trading, deal with it. When you accept the true nature of trading you will have broken through a significant mental barrier. This is something I am working on with everything I have. I am firstborn and very competitive. Hate losing. It's my biggest block right now.

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Thank you ~ I reorganized the list so that it would have a better flow. https://youtu.be/oreeaofi4Bg?list=PLOflBtIa_2AbP1DUu6_xEjqJ6OGCXjqiz

For those interested, I found some Native American Shaman /Drumming music / Native American flute and Tibetan throat music. If you've never heard it, it's pretty cool.

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Buddha had a visit from a farmer with 83 problems. The Buddha pointed out that his biggest problem was expecting no problems.

We expect results from our trading when we haven't yet accepted the nature of the beast. Expect losses. They are an integral part of it. Accept this fact and you will trade easier

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I have been using visualizations and Manifesting thinking to aid my trading for last few months
Slowly i am seeing result. Before that i could not take 2x reward trade my mind was always set and fixed that at 1x traders book profit and i end up exiting at 1x rewards even on 4x rewards trades.With help of visualizations and manifesting,I started to break that mental barrier start taking trades,where rewards are more than risk for eg: 1.5x and 2X
But i am facing one problem with it.When i visualize as taking good trades and closing them in profit i end up making those,but when i visualize taking small loss will also ok then i end up with that.I know we can't always have all winner trades,i understand that small loss is ok...
Even if i have small thought of small loss next day,I see myself taking small loss

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I have been using visualizations and Manifesting thinking to aid my trading for last few months

Slowly i am seeing result. Before that i could not take 2x reward trade my mind was always set and fixed that at 1x traders book profit and i end up exiting at 1x rewards even on 4x rewards trades.With help of visualizations and manifesting,I started to break that mental barrier start taking trades,where rewards are more than risk for eg: 1.5x and 2X

But i am facing one problem with it.When i visualize as taking good trades and closing them in profit i end up making those,but when i visualize taking small loss will also ok then i end up with that.I know we can't always have all winner trades,i understand that small loss is ok...

Even if i have small thought of small loss next day,I see myself taking small loss



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Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.

For an achiever, perhaps the most dangerous, most destructive habit of all is procrastination, for it robs you of your initiative. When you put things off once, it’s easier to put them off again, until the habit is so firmly ingrained that it cannot be easily broken. Sadly, the effects of the habit of procrastination are also cumulative. Its cure is obvious — action. You’ll be surprised how quickly you begin to feel better about yourself and your situation when you get going on something — anything. As British prime minister and author Benjamin Disraeli said, “Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.”

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I have been using visualizations and Manifesting thinking to aid my trading for last few months
Slowly i am seeing result. Before that i could not take 2x reward trade my mind was always set and fixed that at 1x traders book profit and i end up exiting at 1x rewards even on 4x rewards trades.With help of visualizations and manifesting,I started to break that mental barrier start taking trades,where rewards are more than risk for eg: 1.5x and 2X
But i am facing one problem with it.When i visualize as taking good trades and closing them in profit i end up making those,but when i visualize taking small loss will also ok then i end up with that.I know we can't always have all winner trades,i understand that small loss is ok...
Even if i have small thought of small loss next day,I see myself taking small loss

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I think you might be sending confusing messages to your subconscious. (that a small loss is okay). It can't distinguish between that and a big win.

I suggest the moment you catch yourself visualized that a small trade, or small loss is okay -immediately stop and say forcefully:
"Cancel, Cancel"
(as a key word to cancelling out that image-instruction.)

Take a break and try again imagining a big win and feeling good about it.
If you can't realize that visualization then don't trade that day.

A little loss is not okay.
See yourself having only winners.

Don't listen to your conscious mind if it says that that is impossible, nothing is impossible.

And this is not a question of discussing with your conscious mind - the mind of fear, doubt and what is "realistic" Tell it (your conscious mind) to "piss off" and you're not talking to it right now, your talking to your subconscious mind now.

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Count that day lost whose descending sun finds you with no good deeds done.

It is well known among those who make it a practice to help others that doing a service for another benefits the giver as much as — if not more than — the receiver. When you do a good deed for someone else, you become a better person. The positive effect that your good deed has upon you will endure long after it is forgotten by the recipient. Good deeds need not be large or costly. The greatest gifts are gifts of your time and yourself. A kind word or small courtesy will be remembered and appreciated.

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There was an ad for a poster for his 17 principles. Here is an excerpt from the email:

"Doing the opposite of the expected, standing out in the crowd, showing your customers and clients you're not the type who settles for the status quo.

Can you see the 17 Principles in action? At a glance, I can identify these eight principles:

Personal Initiative
Enthusiasm
Creative Vision
Positive Mental Attitude
Applied Faith
Going the Extra Mile
Accurate Thinking
Learning from Adversity and Defeat

Given a bit of time I'm sure you could apply even more of Napoleon Hill's philosophy to this situation.

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Most failures could have been converted into successes if someone had held on another minute or made more effort.

When you have the potential for success within you, adversity and temporary defeat only help you prepare to reach great heights of success. Without adversity, you would never develop the qualities of reliability, loyalty, humility, and perseverance that are so essential to enduring success. Many people have escaped the jaws of defeat and achieved great victories because they would not allow themselves to fail. When your escape routes are all closed, you will be surprised how quickly you will find the path to success.

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If you have no major purpose, you are drifting toward certain failure.

Not having a major purpose for your life is like trying to navigate without a chart. You may eventually get somewhere you like, or you may drift aimlessly, always hoping to find — but never finding — the place where you would like to be. As you grow as a person, so will your major purpose. It is the natural order of things that, when you reach the top of one mountain, you will look around for higher peaks to climb. In life, either you are moving forward or you are going backward. When you plot your course carefully and thoughtfully, you can ensure that you are going in the right direction.

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Character is accurately reflected in one’s mental attitude.

Without a strong foundation built on positive character traits, success will not long endure. It is virtually impossible to fake good character. Phonies are quickly spotted because they haven’t the substance and determination to maintain the charade. Developing good character begins with a positive attitude. Your desire to be a good, decent, honest, considerate person must first take place in your mind. When you make the decision to become a person of character, you will also find that you are much more willing to do the right thing simply because it is the right thing to do.

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Every thought you release becomes a permanent part of your character.

Thoughts are things. Every thought you release — good or bad — is a form of energy that can affect those who receive it, for better or worse.

[Also,] your thoughts affect you.

You become what you think about most. If you think about success, you condition your mind to seek success, and you attract large portions of it.

Conversely, if you think about failure and despair, you will become miserable and desperate.

To keep your mind on a positive track, the moment you begin to experience creeping negativism, make a conscious decision to eliminate negative thoughts and replace them with their positive counterparts.

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Knowledge

Knowledge will not attract money unless it is organized, and intelligently directed, through practical plans of action, to the definite end of accumulation of money.

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Abraham Hicks visualization
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The man who does his job precisely as he would do it if he owned the business may see the day when he will own that business or a better one.

The best-managed companies are those in which management creates opportunities for employees to own a piece of the business through various types of stock-ownership programs. Management has found that when individual employees are also owners, they are more loyal, more creative, and more cost-conscious. They also work harder and are more responsive to customers. If you have the opportunity to participate in employee stock programs, do so. If possible, extend the same opportunity to your employees. If such programs are not available to you, conduct yourself as though you were already an owner, and sooner or later you will be. It is inevitable that when you think like an owner, you will eventually become one.

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Find a feeling of prosperity, well-being, (of remembering moments of feeling that way)
accomplish the unconditional of that abundance
held the vibration of your desire
and no longer contradicted it by facing reality.

You have to get your eyes off of what has not happened.
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Those who do more than they are paid for will sooner or later be willingly paid for more than they do.

If you consistently do more than you are paid to do — whether you are a professional, an executive, an hourly worker, or an entrepreneur — you will eventually be compensated for far more than you do. If you give more and better service than those around you, customers will beat a path to your door, and your boss will consider you irreplaceable. With the dearth of outstanding service that exists in the world today, you can instantly differentiate yourself from the competition simply by providing good service.

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Those who do more than they are paid for will sooner or later be willingly paid for more than they do.

If you consistently do more than you are paid to do — whether you are a professional, an executive, an hourly worker, or an entrepreneur — you will eventually be compensated for far more than you do. If you give more and better service than those around you, customers will beat a path to your door, and your boss will consider you irreplaceable. With the dearth of outstanding service that exists in the world today, you can instantly differentiate yourself from the competition simply by providing good service.

Until they find it CHEAPER on Amazon.com - then they leave by the droves - service & quality be damned!

After all, it's what you learn AFTER you know it all, that counts!
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Until they find it CHEAPER on Amazon.com - then they leave by the droves - service & quality be damned!

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If you give more and better service than those around you, customers will beat a path to your door, and your boss will consider you irreplaceable.

With the dearth of outstanding service that exists in the world today, you can instantly differentiate yourself from the competition simply by providing good service.

Certainly for service it is true.

If your getting your car fixed, your portfolio reviewed, and so on quality professional service sets you apart.
No one with good sense shops amazon to fix their car, get their portfolio review, fight their case for them.

I truly appreciate high quality service and will on my own tell everyone what a good company they are, or how skilled and professional was that service.

Saving $300 on a good portfolio review is a fool's pinching pennies and losing pounds.

Life is so much easier, better and more pleasant dealing with good people.

This is not a lesson everyone learns, but of course the thread and the posts are for those aiming for outstanding excellence in their lives. Mediocracy and masses both start with "M" as does mainstream. Lifting oneself above the churning sea of masses requires vision and excellence, and is appreciated by kindred souls those who value these same qualities.

Let others waste their lives struggling and fighting in the same low mindset. The air is clear and clean on the high mountain slopes.

Aim for the stars. Your life is what you chose to make of it.

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Someone once observed that the reason we often fail to recognize opportunities is because they come disguised as problems.

When a customer, a colleague, or your boss has a problem, it may create a valuable opportunity for you.

It isn’t important to the person with the problem how your company is organized or whose responsibility it is to solve the problem; he or she only wants the situation resolved. The next time a customer, a colleague, or your boss asks for your assistance in something that falls outside your area of responsibility, instead of referring them to someone else, offer to help. Look at the situation from the other person’s point of view. How would you like the situation handled if the roles were reversed? Take the initiative to find the answer, solve the problem, or keep the project moving forward.

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"It is a happy circumstance that when nature gives us true burning desires, she also gives us the means to satisfy them. Those who want to win and lack skill can get someone with skill to help them."

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Four Multi-Millionaire Traders Share Their Thoughts On Trading
February 16, 2009 by Adam Hewison

“The key is consistency and discipline,” says Richard Dennis who grew $400 into $200,000,000.

"The key is consistency and discipline. I don't think anybody winds up making money in this business because they started out lucky."

For legendary trader Richard Dennis, the importance of being consistent isn't just theory. In 1984, on a bet, Dennis trained 23 individuals off the street to religiously follow a set of trading rules. His point was to provide that discipline was the key to trading success. All but 3 of those beginner traders made over 100% return their very first year of trading and Dennis won his $1,000,000 bet. Consistent discipline is also what is taught in the "Futures in Motion" advisory service.

“It's perseverance” declares Tom Baldwin who started with $25,000 and made untold millions trading upwards of $2 billion dollars a day in T-Bond futures.

"It's perseverance. You don't need any education at all to do it … because it is like any job. If you stand there long enough, you have to pick it up."

By most accounts, Tom Baldwin may be the single largest individual trader in the T-Bond pit and Tom attributes his success to perseverance. This is a principle on which "Futures in Motion" is based. According to Tom, you need no special education to become a super trader. Ken agrees and believes that if you just follow him every day, eventually you have to pick it up.

"It is a happy circumstance that when nature gives us true burning desires, she also gives us the means to satisfy them. Those who want to win and lack skill can get someone with skill to help them."

“Always use stops” recommends Michael Marcus who turned $30,000 into $80,000,000.

"Always use stops. I mean actually put them in, because that commits you to get out at a certain point … to be a competent trader and make money is a skill you can learn."

“Get someone with skill to help” advises Ed Seykota who turned $5,000 into $15,000,000 trading commodities.

Ed Seykota lives on Lake Tahoe and trades from his office overlooking a view of incredible beauty. Ed's living his life exactly as he wants and the gentle philosopher within him wishes you to enjoy the same privilege. To Ed, it's a simple matter; if you have a true burning desire, get someone with skill to help you.

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Nature yields her most profound secrets to those who are determined to uncover them.

The field of science is perhaps the best illustration of how success always seems to come to those who apply the principle of accurate thinking in a persistent, determined effort. America’s great inventor Thomas A. Edison is said to have failed 10,000 times in his attempt to develop a workable electric light bulb. He learned from each failure and refused to quit until he succeeded. Breakthroughs occur every day because a determined person continues to search for solutions to complex problems long after everyone else has given up and gone home. You may not invent the light bulb or the next supercomputer, but you can find creative solutions to old problems if you apply the proven principles of success consistently and persistently.

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Nature yields her most profound secrets to those who are determined to uncover them.
you can find creative solutions to old problems if you apply the proven principles of success consistently and persistently.


I believe this is very true for trading.

Due to the dynamics of trading it is necessary to apply new and inventive techniques to discover your own personal edge.
(in most cases (1).).

Your edge is your unique discovery that has eluded others and gives you the ability to generate profits greater than losses on a consistent basis.

You need to add something to the known knowledge to create a value-add that is your edge.


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Note 1: It may be possible to apply a known method in a unique way. That is, your insight is in the "how to apply" and not in the "what to apply".

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The science of Getting Rich - Wattles
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Gratitude brings brings us closer to the source and in harmony with God.

The law of gratitude is one of action and reaction. When you send gratitude to God you send energy to him that cannot fail to reach Him and causes an immediate reaction from Him. Draw nigh unto God and He will draw closer
unto you. When you are closer to the source of all Good and the Power of the Universe your ability to tap into the connect to the source is easier.

IF your gratitude is strong and constant the reaction from the Formless substance will be strong and continuous. The movement of good things will always be to you.

Without gratitude you cannot long keep from dissatisfied thought with things as they are. The moment you begin to dwell with dissatisfied thought upon things as they are you begin to lose ground. You fix your attention on the ordinary, the squalid the poor and the needy. The mind takes the form of these things and then your mind will transmit these things to the formless and the squalid, the poor and the needy will come to you.

To permit your mind to dwell upon the inferior is to become inferior.

To fix your attention on the best is to surround yourself with the best.

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The mind grows only through use, and it atrophies through idleness.

Just as the physical body becomes strong through regular exercise, so does the mind require regular use to remain strong. Make sure that your personal development plan includes plenty of mental stimulation. One of the best ways to develop your imagination and visualization skills is through reading. As you read, your mind translates the words into images that help you better understand the concepts about which you are reading.

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The Science of Getting Rich Complete Audio Book By: Wallace Wattles
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Ralph Waldo Emerson said: “It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.”

When you are able to maintain your own highest standards of integrity — regardless of what others may do — you are destined for greatness. When you have developed a carefully thought out code of personal conduct, you will know what the appropriate course of action should be.

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