Let me offer a counterpoint on the subject of happiness.
I proactively pursue happiness as part of my daily practice. Happiness or contentedness.
Trading is becoming part of that, as I get better at it.
Here are some of the things I do daily that impact happiness:
-- get enough sleep
-- make the bed right away (a common characteristic of all happy people)
-- walk a lot
-- socialize with people on my A-list and family
-- learn something
-- write something
Great post by Scott Adams on the subject of engineering happiness:
My first serious goal developed around 2013. To develop human immortality, for philosophical and spiritual reasons. In early 2015, my secondary goal developed. To become one of the best traders in the world so I could independently fund my vision without investors.
As for current trading goals, I aim to make a minimum of 750% per month until it becomes impractical or unnecessary to do so.
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I should asterisk that by saying, "socialize with A-list and promising A-list recruits," as I do have a goal of trying to cultivate one new person for my A-list each year. That means cutting the oxygen off entirely to the D-list, and cutting the amount of time given to, or demoting people on the B-list.
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Monetary: A million dollars.
Then I would take a much needed break, enjoy life a little, learn other stuff on the side besides trading.
Then after the break, I would fully optimize my trading plan again and get back to doing what I love=trading.
Continue to learn and adapt to the ever changing market, keep evolving, keep learning, keep pushing.
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