The secret to success in trading is that there
is no secret. Making yourself a success in trading is just like success in anything else. It’s a series of small steps. Start your morning routine today. Prepare
yourself diligently for your day ahead. One small step. Do the same again tomorrow. Keep that routine going. Another small step. The same again the day after and the day after that. Consistency. Small steps.
Take your time preparing your charts. Dissecting the financial news. Another small step again and again. Do your analysis. Open a trade. The trade
wins. It’s another step. Do your analysis. Open a trade. The trade
loses. It’s still a step. Even when you lose or fail at something or
when you realise your plan just isn’t working. These are still steps. It’s still progress. But the thing is, the progress in these steps is practically invisible. We don’t even realise what’s happening each and every day. We sometimes get caught up wasting time looking
for something that will push us ahead quicker. But no. It’s the same day after day, another
small step and another small step and another and another.
Until some months or years down the line you take a look back at what you’ve done and realise.
That this series of small steps that you’ve taken have helped you climb a small mountain.
Suddenly the steps take on new life for you. You realise each step is driving
you closer to success. They have meaning. It’s consistent. It’s dependable. It’s progress. It’s time to conquer the next mountain. A bigger one this time. It’s ambitious. You’ll need to make a lot of progress this time.
But now you’re enjoying these small steps. You’re even thinking to yourself every day “how can you fit in more small steps into this day?” How you can make the most out of every step you
take. It’s just like lifting weights at the gym. You’re
not just going to wait for the reps that burn and push you, you’re going to push yourself on every single rep. Every single step. Every trade. Every prep. Every time you make
a note in your journal and every time you assess a win or a loss.
You’re deliberately focusing on making each step count.
But the question is. Right now… Are you willing to stay disciplined and focused,
step after every repetitive step. Step after every boring step. What are you going to do today to make that
next step happen? How can you fit more steps into your day?
How can you achieve more marginal gains? How are you going to conquer that mountain?
Because at the end of the day, any distance you cover. Any progress that you want to make,
whether in trading or anything else in your life, is just going to be a series of small
steps. So if you can look inside yourself and honestly
say that you’re committed enough to trading that you’re willing to make this journey happen,
then there’s really nothing else to say… except… go and make it happen. It’s one small step for man. One giant leap for mankind.