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Understanding The Background Of Impulses

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”  ― Viktor E. Frankl

We all behave impulsively from time to time…

 We talk without considering whether we might be hurting the person next to us.

 We eat that last piece of pie even though we’re on a diet.

 We’re driving, someone recklessly cuts in front of us, and so we feel an urgent need to lash out at him.

 We buy and sell where we really shouldn’t, without thinking through the consequences.

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Breaking Free From The Mind Movie

Just as in the movie theater, there is “you” watching a movie, in your head there is “you” watching your mind.

In the previous post, You Are Not Your Mind!, I explained how there is a “mind,” and then an “observer of mind.” 

In this week’s post, I offer an analogy that will help consolidate the ideas expressed in that post (read it before you read this one).

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You Are Not Your Mind!

Detachment is a quality any serious trader should develop.

You are not your mind!

This is the message I want to shout from the rooftops: You are not your mind!

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Losing is part of the trading game

If you can't accept losing, you can't win!

This is a guest post by @LoneStockTrader lonestocktrader.com

There is a common misconception among new traders, which is that in order to make money trading, you have to find a strategy that will almost never lose. They’re basically trying really hard to avoid losses altogether.

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The selfless nature of all phenomena

The selfless nature of all phenomena

Jill Bolte Taylor is a neuroanatomist and a New York Times best-selling author. Following her experience with a stroke, Bolte wrote My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey, which recounts the insights that she has gained into the workings of her brain as she was experiencing the stroke.

Below is a TED talk that she gave, which, by the way, became one of the most viewed TED talk of all time.

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Daniel Goleman: Channeling emotions toward a productive end

 

Successful trading doesn’t happen when you’ve gotten rid of emotions. Rather it happens when you finally know what to do with them.

Today I bring you a quote from Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

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When to trade

You create your own opportunities

Today I’m feeling sad. I don’t know why. Things are going rather well for me but, for some reason, my mindset is not at its best.

And it’s Ok. Thoughts and emotions come and go, and it’s important to let ourselves feel them fully instead of ignoring them or denying them their existence.

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Making peace with your trading losses

A person who hasn’t made peace with his losses is likely to accept gambles that would be unacceptable to him otherwise.

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