In the markets, we often lose our balance.
Then we find it. Only to lose it again.
The key is maintaining this balance over long periods of time.
There’s a spot, where everything, suddenly, goes into balance. I like to call it the sweetest spot. What are its characteristics?
Firstly, at the sweetest spot, health is intact, on the physical as well as on the mental level. Then, one has identified a trade, entered it, and the trade is in the money. At this spot, the spouse respects you and your profession, because neither you nor your profession are bothering him or her for space. Relationship with him or her is harmonious. At the sweetest spot, you find time for your children. You’ve got a rapport going. Your off-spring learns from your every word and action.
Phew, sounds amazing!
Wait, there’s more!
At the sweetest spot, one is debt-free. Neither is one under-trading, nor is one over-trading. Reactions to market events are sharp, and one turns with the market, i.e. one is in the Zone. As profit levels increase, so does position-size, proportionately. You are getting your strategy basics right, one after the other.
At the sweetest spot, goodness wells inside the human being, and he or she does an extra bit for the benefit of society.
Life, profession, existence…it’s all one smooth, harmonious, automatic flow.
Then, in a flash, the spot is gone. One or more of the many factors mentioned tend to go haywire. That’s quite normal.
Which only means, that you start looking for the sweetest spot again.
Whenever you find it once more, your primary goal is to maintain it as long as possible, again, and again and again (to the power of n, with n > 1).
Before you realize it, you are then staring at financial freedom. You are there, financially independent of any other factor or being. You have arrived.
Some things in life are really sweet, and worth striving for.