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Hospitals are terrible places to be....unless you are sick. And even then, they are uncomfortable, smelly, restrictive and the worst possible thing about hospitals....you have absolutely ZERO control over how things go and when they go.
My recent stay for double pneumonia along with some heart issues lasted 6 days. During this time, I did not sleep the first three days. The A-fib was simply to disruptive to allow much sleep. 36 hours of no sleep combined with only about 3 hours per night the previous 4 nights due to flu like symptoms combined to make me really grumpy, really tired and really sick of being sick. However, I knew I had an opportunity for some personal growth and so worked at developing my "hospital skills".
The skill involved in a successful hospital stay is the art of patience. The skill of being comfortable with uncertainty. Both about your illness and about the hospital routine. After a while, certain things become more or less expected at certain times of the day. Food delivery, vitals check, shift changes, etc. But the important things like test results, doctor consultations, arrival of pain meds at the precise moment you need them, these things are filled with uncertainty.
This trip through, I determined I would not be an impatient butt head. Instead, I spent much of my time sitting in the chair thinking and waiting. Almost no TV and no books. I read one magazine....an old Bloomberg from March. I checked email once or twice the entire time and Facebook once or twice. For the most part, it was a time of silence and contemplation.
I have to say, it bordered on being pleasant. Not vacation pleasant but a pleasant growth experience for me. I really learned how to sit in silence and not freak out. How to pace my expectations, how to enjoy the little things like food delivery and the interactions with the nurses at vitals check. How to listen to my body when its trying to tell me something important. All good things. Its hard to explain but I'm kinda glad I went through this. I learned so much.
All these skills are important as a trader. The art of patience, being comfortable with uncertainty, enjoying the small things, how to listen to the market when its trying to tell you something....all skills I learned in the hospital.....interesting.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, Leonardo da Vinci
Most people chose unhappiness over uncertainty, Tim Ferris
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