i really don't know how to explain it, but something that i think is SO important is truly believing that you WILL accomplish something that you want to do. there are many quotes about this, but basically they all say the same thing. arnold has some good ones: 'We all have great inner power. The power is self-faith. There's really an attitude to winning. You have to see yourself winning before you win. And you have to be hungry. You have to want to conquer.' - arnold schwarzenegger "The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent." - arnold schwarzenegger bruce lee: "Defeat is a state of mind. No one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality. To me, defeat in anything is merely temporary, and its punishment is but an urge for me to greater effort to achieve my goal. Defeat simply tells me that something is wrong in my doing; it is a path leading to success and truth." - Bruce Lee if you start to REALLY think like this, you can become very powerful. the problem is really convincing yourself. anybody can read these quotes and agree with them, but how many really are 100% confident they will do something? i don't know how you convince yourself, but there must be ways to do it if people do it. i've done it to myself on some issues, but i don't even know how i did it. like i don't even know why i believe i will accomplish certain things, but i do know that i will. for me, i think maybe lifting weights changed me forever. i say this because when i first started years ago, i hated that i had so much work to do. like i knew it could take years to get how i wanted to be. well i never quit and just kept at it. i'm talking every day for years i told myself I WILL DO IT. i did not doubt myself. it was not like, MAYBE i'll do it. i KNEW i would; it was just a matter of time--how long would it take. the whole time i just kept telling myself the day IS going to come when i'm how i want to be. now years have passed and now i AM how i said i was going to be. this changed me forever. i have applied this to trading, too. i absolutely know i'm going to make it. it does not matter what anyone else says. i know that the day IS going to come...and it really will!!