Today is July 4th, the Independence day of US
There are many holidays in the world among different countries, but nothing is as effective as an US holiday. Hack i’ll still trade through Canada day but always take a rest in US holiday.
USA is still, indeed, a superpower!
Really hard to imagine how new this country is.
Anyway, that’s not what i want to talk about, I’d like to talk about the importance of “independence"
As many of you should have known, US fought for its independence back in 1776 and won, and of course, many people died for the birth of the country.
Because the risk for war was so large, many delegates of the 13 colonials were agents the war.
OK, that’s it for the history.
Now, what i find it's interesting and have many relations to do with trading is that, many people jump into this trading market, not for the monetary reward, but for the freedom to be your own boss.
Truth is, a successful doctor, lawyer or corporate managers can just make as much if not more money than any retail traders.
But then why are traders such an attractive occupation for many people?
The answer is the independence. The independence to work around your own schedule, your own house, your own time and if you’re like me, the comfort of wearing your pyjamas to work is just amazing!!!
Being a trader, or a self-employee, means having a control over your life, time, energy and money.
And i think this is really the number one attraction for so many people who want to trade.
Not only that, you get to travel the world, have fun and immerse yourself in different cultures within different countries, and then make money at your hotel.
With the technology of internet, you can really make money everywhere with trading.
However, just like how USA fought its war to gain independence, being an independent trader is a path full of hardships and struggles.
Many people want the reward of independence, but they do not want the risk of losing, the sweat of working, and the fear of uncertainty.
It took me almost 10 years to become profitable and consistent in this market. And I can’t remember how many painful nights/days i had to spend on my own, how much stress i had to deal with, and the loneliness that you cannot share with people because not many people are traders or even understand what you’re doing.
I’m very happy and proud of what I have achieved, but also irritated by how simple and lazy people are, that they’d expect an easy result without much sacrifice.
Of course, on the other hand, I am happy that majority of people are like that in this market, because that’s how 10% of traders make 90% of the profit - out of the fools.
However, I sincere wish you can learn that everything takes hard works and most importantly, it takes sacrifice.
So while you celebrate the great independence day, remember that “independence” is not a human right, it’s something you earned.