Traders Thought for the Day

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  1. rod178

    rod178 Well-Known Member

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    "Control your own destiny or someone else will."
    - Jack Welch
     
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    "Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world."
    - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
     
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    "Alas... how terrible is wisdom when it brings no profit to the wise"
    - Louis Cyphre
     
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    "Heron stands in the blue estuary, Solitary, white, unmoving for hours. A fish! Quick avian darting; The prey captured.
    People always ask how to follow Tao. It is as easy and natural as the heron standing in the water. The bird moves when it must; it does not move when stillness is appropriate.
    The secret of its serenity is a type of vigilance, a contemplative state. The heron is not in mere dumbness or sleep. It knows a lucid stillness. It stands unmoving in the flow of the water. It gazes unperturbed and is aware. When Tao brings it something that it needs, it seizes the opportunity without hesitation or deliberation. Then it goes back to its quiescence without disturbing itself or its surroundings. Unless it found the right position in the water’s flow and remained patient, it would not have succeeded.
    Actions in life can be reduced to two factors: positioning and timing. If we are not in the right place at the right time, we cannot possibly take advantage of what life has to offer us. Almost anything is appropriate if an action is in accord with the time and the place. But we must be vigilant and prepared. Even if the time and the place are right, we can still miss our chance if we do not notice the moment, if we act inadequately, or if we hamper ourselves with doubts and second thoughts. When life presents an opportunity, we must be ready to seize it without hesitation or inhibition. Position is useless without awareness. If we have both, we make no mistakes."
    - 365 Tao: Daily Meditations, Deng Ming-Dao
     
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    “Let go or be dragged.”
    - Zen proverb
     
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    "I'm more concerned about controlling the downside. Learn to take the losses. The most important thing about making money is not to let your losses get out of hand."
    - Marty Schwartz.
     
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    "You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today."
    - Abraham Lincoln
     
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    Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.
    — HERMANN HESSE

    Good to remember for trading profitably. ;D
     

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