I’m sure many of you have heard that saying before. And it’s true!
Most who try to be a “jack of all trades” are very unlikely to master anything.
I like to do things for enjoyment, including enjoying the company of others.
It could be on the 3D archery range, skeet shooting, hunting, hiking or golfing. Pretty much anything outdoors that I can share with my spouse, family and friends.
But this isn’t what I do for a living. I do those things for entertainment and to build memories with those I love.
What I do for a living is something I work to be a master of day in and day out. Trading!
Like everything else in life, a master isn’t born. A master isn’t made quickly. A master takes a lifetime to become the best of the best.
Knowing that there will always be someone better than you, you still grind forward to be all you can be.
Become the Master of What You Desire
I believe the good Lord has given us all an opportunity to be masters of what we desire most.
The difference between those who become masters lies within the sacrifice they’re willing to make to achieve their goals.
It’s not easy. In fact, it’s heart-wrenching at times. It’s not for the weak. And I’m not just talking about trading.
I’m talking about mastering anything you desire to do.
Why do I like the hobbies I have? Because in most cases I can tie them back to the discipline needed to be a master trader.
Before I let that arrow fly, there’s a checklist that needs to be completed in order to stack the outcome of the shot in my favor.
Before I pull the trigger on the shotgun, that flying clay bird is moving. It’s even more challenging than shooting at a still 3D target with the bow.
Before I let that club rip and hit that golf ball, did I prep my stance properly? Is my swing in check? Am I aiming for the green or am I laying up?
These are all thought processes that lead to greatness. Much like trading, I wait for all the boxes to be checked prior to firing off a trade.
There are always variables that we can’t control, however…
The wind can change after I let the arrow fly, I can underestimate the trajectory of the clay bird before pulling the trigger or I can shank the golf ball into the woods.
I can’t control what the market is going to do before or after I place the trade, but I can stack the odds in my favor and do so in such a way that I’m able to master my trades.
Don’t get me wrong… I’m not right all the time, but I try my absolute best to be!
Rules to Live By
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
― C.S. Lewis
Until next time, I wish you a beautiful and blessed day!
Yours In Trading Success,
Anthony Speciale Jr.