This was shared with me by a friend, and I pass it along. What is a Trader? Traders take chances. Like everybody else, they fear failing. But they refuse to let fear control them. Traders don't give up. When things get tough, they hang in until the going gets better. Traders are flexible. They realize there is more than one way, and they are willing to try others. Traders know they aren't perfect. They respect their weaknesses, while making the most of their strengths. Traders fall, but they don't stay down. They refuse to let a fall keep them from climbing back. Traders don't blame their fate for their failures, nor luck for their successes. They except responsibility for their actions, even when it's hard, even when others can't see where they are going. Traders are patient. They know a goal is only as worthy as the effort that's required to achieve it.