A Strong Enough “Why” Will Take Your Trading to the Top
Actually, connecting with passion also creates a “magnificent obsession” where you are focused with laser precision on your plan for achievement. Just think about it, what if you were magnificently obsessed about your health? This would mean that you were only interested in eating those foods in the right amount, and doing those things that would render your body and mind in its optimum physical/mental state. Or, what if you were magnificently obsessed about your relationships; where you were only interested in loving, respecting, and supporting your family in ways that lead to optimum growth, happiness and well-being? And, what if you were magnificently obsessed about doing exactly what it took to be consistently successful; planning your trades, trading your plans and following all of your rules?
When purpose is connected to passion (the what-matters-most-in your life) you engage the unconscious mind to work for you rather than against you. You are setting the blue print and the road map in your unconscious mind to do those important things consistently to create the results in your life that you are envisioning. You can’t help but follow-through because you have a burning desire to master the process. It actually becomes imperative that you do the right thing habitually in order to get the right results habitually.
Having a specific and detailed purpose starts the journey to be the trader that you know is in you. At this point your purpose can be used like a tool during the tough times of the trade. Just as Paulo did, when you get to the frequent difficulties in and around your trading, preparing or debriefing process, if you experience any resistance to doing what you know is important just access and activate your purpose and the vision associated with it. In this way you will “state shift” from frustration, anxiety or self-doubt to emotions such as, determination, inspiration and confidence. It’s as if you plugged into an energy socket when your purpose is strongly connected to the passion of your life. It can help create consistency in order to develop capacity for strength and endurance
Dr Woody Johnson can be contacted at The Online Trading Academy