How to Overcome the #1 Obstacle for Beginning Traders
“Come on Graham, stop aiming at my chest and punch me in the face!”
I’m sparring for the first time in my life. And it’s not going how I predicted.
After watching boxing for years, working the heavy-bag and the mitts and shadow boxing with the mirror, I’ve finally gotten in the ring and am trying to punch a real live human being.
It’s a lot harder than I thought it would be.
For one thing, the guy is doing me a favor by taking off time from his work to spar. For another thing, trying to hit someone, even without much force, isn’t easy from a psychological perspective… especially if you’re not angry.
I’ve spent the last five minutes hitting him in the shoulders and the chest – areas where I know I’d do no damage. He’s finally gotten fed up with my timidity and is telling me to try to punch him in the face.
I’ve wanted to spar for years. And yet, here’s my opportunity, and I’m finding I have a major psychological barrier stopping me from actually doing it correctly. I am literally getting in the way of my own success.
My opponent finally got fed up with my inability to spar effectively and hit me, with force, in the stomach.
Believe it or not, we are often the biggest obstacles to our own success… especially when it comes to money matters.
The Best Way to Make a Fortune from Your Investments
Everyone I know wants to be rich. Everyone I know is aware that the markets offer them the greatest opportunity for this. And yet, less than 0.1% of them actually take steps to become rich.
It’s not for lack of opportunity, nor is it for lack of desire. It’s because they have a psychological barrier that literally stops them from taking action, just as I had a psychological barrier stopping my budding amateur boxing career.
Psychological studies show us that fear of success is a real thing. And it begins to take hold when people start to take action to implement lasting change in their lives.
Put another way, everyone dreams of success. But the moment they start taking steps to achieve real long-lasting success, their mind starts playing tricks on them.
I’ve seen this hundreds of times in trading. A trade setup is all but perfect, the trader takes action, but the moment actual money is on the line and big gains could be made, his or her mind starts playing tricks on them.
In my experience, the only way to get around this is to have a system that you maintain with 100% commitment.
My own success in trading, and the success of my clients, has come 100% from our discipline in adhering to systems/rules that we refuse to break no matter what our emotions tell us.
Does it work?
My first systems-based trading strategy has already locked in cumulative gains of 676% after just six months.
Meaning if we kept on this pace for the next six months it could offer a full year of gains of 1,352%!
Now, while being able to turn $10,000 into $142,500 is incredible in itself…
The thing I’m most proud of is the 85% win rate we’ve dialed in.
What’s my secret? I’ve found a way to take big, fast gains out of the market dozens of times each year…
And it’s got ZERO to do with stocks.
In fact, the markets could tank tomorrow, but by following my system to the letter…
100% commitment could lead you to potential fortunes in the next 12 months.
Editor, Money & Crisis