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.
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
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.
If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you tell that person?
I can see some of you give stock picks, or lottery numbers.
Fair enough 😁
For me, none of that. Because I now understand that it’s possible to have all the wealth in the world and still be left miserable and unhappy.
So I guess I’m making it a ritual to share a passage from a book or a quote every week…
I like it! And I hope you do too.
I’m always amazed by how much I’ve learned about trading from books that are not trading-related. They’ve provided me with the deepest insights into my own behavior.