When I first started trading the closest people to me were the quickest to disregard my dreams and tell me it wasn’t possible for me to succeed without any training and in such a difficult industry. I was so fixated on my vision and determined to succeed that their doubt fuelled my hunger and I always had the self-belief that I could make it happen. Their opinions were obstacles, but it is important to realise that you are your only obstacle. To win you need to decide if you’re going to be your biggest obstacle or your biggest fan.
If you have a dream, a goal or something that you want to do, be or create. Remember that nothing is impossible. Bringing something into existence using what’s in your head is manifesting. A pursuit of something that you are passionate about takes you to a higher level of consciousness and connects you to best possible version of yourself. That passion helps you live purposefully.
For me, trading and coaching is what I am passionate about. All the tools I have used to create my success in trading are easy applicable to just about anything. It’s passion and self-belief that are paramount to any endeavour.
Hard work > Talent.
That period when everything Is going wrong for you can make the most confident doubtful. That’s where you lose. You don’t lose to a competitor or an industry – you lose to yourself. Defeating your own self-doubt is your biggest obstacle. I genuinely believe that I have never failed, blowing accounts, losing money, or making costly mistakes – you could call failure, but I don’t look at it like that. Where you see failure, I see steppingstones.
Your success is directly linked to your self-belief. Often success stories you hear transpire after a lot of struggle and hardship. But it’s with that delusional self-belief they persevere onto greatness.
There are three essential qualities required for turning your dream life into reality: delusion, persistence, and gratitude.
Delusion will give you faith when there is absolutely nothing in your present life that indicates you should believe. Persistence will provide strength to keep going. Gratitude allows you to appreciate all that you have and the achievement of your goals, both small and large. What you think about, you bring about. The positive energy generated by gratitude yields more blessings.