First, let me start this article by saying “an inspirational quote a day can keep the negativity away!” Reading inspirational quotes can help anyone having a down day and if you try to make reading inspirational quotes a daily habit, it's far easier to keep a positive frame of mind when something in life happens. And knowing how life is, a trial of some sort is bound to happen, often. It might be a case of road rage, (I suffer from road rage myself and completely understand!) someone shorted you the wrong amount of change, it could be a loss of your job, social media rage, a loss in the market, etc. Everyday annoyances and trials have a lessened negative pull if you instead focus on the positive inspirational message. If you have been trading the currency market, then you know it can be very fruitful, although traders that have been trading professionally for years have days in the market of total losses. So, it's natural to wonder how they can continue to keep not only making money but keep their spirits up when they have these losing days. As a trader myself, I keep quotes pinned to the wall that I can see when I’m trading.
“You can be free. You can live and work anywhere in the world. You can be independent from routine and not answer to anybody.” -Alexander Elder
Motivational quotes can serve as great resource of comfort during times of personal struggle or challenges. They help keep hope alive when you are feeling down and help remind you there's a dawn after the dark. Having uplifting daily reminders on what your wanting to stay positive about will help you move on from negativity a lot faster in all areas of your life. Here’s a quote from the head trader at Apiary Fund, Shawn Lucas, which is where I learned everything I know about trading. Shawn talked about focusing on being a process trader and not an outcome trader in a recent video he shared on YouTube when he was trying to raise money for a high school donation. His experience in that specific event taught him to not change his way of trading for a certain outcome because he ended up losing a lot of pips and had little time to gain it back. If you want to know if Shawn Lucas was able to follow through with his donation to a local high school, click here!
“Very few traders focus on how to do it.” -Shawn Lucas
“Take little sips of the market at a time.” -Shawn Lucas
I suggest printing a page of your favorite quotes about trading and hang them somewhere they are clearly visible so you can see them everyday when you’re trading. This will help remind you when you are having a bad day in the market, why you want to succeed in this industry and lift your spirits when you feel like you can’t take anymore losses. Because you will have more losses and you need the motivation to keep going if you’re going to be successful trading. Thank you everybody!