"Most people don't fail in life because they aim too high; most people fail in life because they aim too low, and hit!" -Les Brown With that said, the rules: 1. Every trade must be made after painful research and deliberation. 2. If emotions become a factor, then the trade is off. 3. Value over volume. 4. Position size. 5. Volatility for the win. I find that the only things that help keep me motivated are: 1. Doubt/disbelief on the part of others. 2. A group working towards a similar goal. 3. A statement of intent and an audacious claim to help bring 1 and 2 together in unruly matrimony. How this journal will work: 1. I will provide an update at least once per week with my beginning balance, my ending balance, my best trade, my worst trade, lessons learned, and the plan of action (course corrections, if need be) for the forthcoming period. 2. Your support, your disbelief, your advice, your envy, and your put downs will keep me going. Let's do this!