Registered: Jun 2011
02-10-12 04:38 PM
I agree, but I haven't really had any angst since I quit trading ES. All I was saying is, that when so many say it is hard, that must mean that it is again easy, if you know what you are doing.
Quote from KDASFTG:
I know it sounds a bit trite and pedantic, and I don’t want to in any way diminish the very real angst of the OP. But like “Brownsfan”, I believe it’s just a matter of your perspective and your attitude.
It reminds me of the tale of the Two Shoe Salesmen. Both salesmen had just been reassigned to a remote jungle village:
The first salesman exclaims!
“My God, they’ve assigned me to a place where the people don’t have shoes”. He then proceeds to cuss, rant, and rave about how the system is out to get him, how unfair this assignment is, and about how much of an ass his boss is. He then resigns and quits in disgust.
The second salesman also exclaims!
“My God, they’ve assigned me to a place where the people don’t have shoes”. He then proceeds to rant and rave about how lucky he is to have this wonderful opportunity, how great the system is, and about how much of great guy his boss is. He then gets busy selling and ordering inventory.
Again, I believe its not so much a question of what happens to us in the market, and in life in general, but a question of our reaction(s) to the circumstance.
One might just take a look at the thread started by “Bombardier” on this Forum. Here you will see how one person is having the time of his life trading the ES. However, years earlier, in his initial depressing and unprofitable adventure with the ES, his sentiments regarding the contract were very much like those I’ve read on this thread. However, his reaction/decision was to change his perspective and attitude, and then, good things started to happen in his trading.
It took some time, but in my life, I have come to deeply understand what James Allen said many years ago:
“Circumstance does not make the man, it reveals him to himself”.