Saturday, August 29, 2009

Crutches, Crotches And Common Sense.

Do all traders need another source of income? I've been asking myself this question recently due to the slightly disturbing fact that I've always made money consistently in the markets whenever I've had a "normal" job (IE one where it's impossible to work all day and lose money!)This security has allowed me to be more bold in seeing my ideas through to resolution. Perhaps it also helped me to stay objective too...

On the flip side, I've found it difficult to sustain the same momentum whenever I've abandoned my job after several months of success which I felt proved my ability to provide for myself through trading. Some might argue, "why don't you just continue to build a nice account whilst working?", but that was never my intention.

"He's able to perform the most complex tasks but sometimes struggles with the simpler tasks which he tends to overlook" was the gist of one school report. That sentiment has resurfaced from time-to-time throughout various endeavours in my life. I know that I'm pushing a door that needs to be pulled...or devising a complicated way to clutch a stone in the palm of my hand, face down, instead of simply letting it sit there, palm up! *wink@UF*

Einstein's definition of madness: "Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome" (don't quote me word for word on that...but the meaning is the same)

A few fragmented thoughts at 02:30am.