You don’t have to be. And good that you’ve recognized it.
Mood sets the tone for success… or failure.
For example, just now, I’m not in the mood to conduct due-diligence. There’s one company which has sparked my interest, a few days ago. Work needs to be done, to decide whether I’m investing or am out. Quality of work needs to be of the highest order. Otherwise I might take a wrong decision, meaning that I might invest in a dud, or might reject a multibagger. And what happens? I’m not in the mood to conduct any kind of due diligence. For whatever reason. What’s to be done?
I just don’t conduct it.
What if the opportunity goes away?
So be it. Another will come along. When? Whenever. World is full of opportunities.
Why am I so pricy about my behaviour?
Well why not? It’s called being in the sweet spot. You call all the shots. Including working when in the right frame of mind. Such a condition enhances the probability of success.
When will I be conducting the due due-diligence?
When would that be?
Whenever it happens naturally, without artificial pressure.
Am I just born lucky, to be in a position to work when I want?
Well, I’ve definitely had my share of great luck, and continue to have it, by the grace of Nature. On the other hand, and to put things in perspective, I also have, over the last twelve years, worked hard to create a situation for myself where I only invest when I wish to. There’s no pressure on me to invest. My bread and butter isn’t dependent on it. I call it being in the sweet spot.
Work towards your sweet spot.