Thursday, June 11, 2009

Trading Implications of Psychological Energy and Life Success

The recent post outlined ideas relevant to psychological energy: when we are aligned with our values and strengths, our efforts bring energy, rather than deplete it.

An important implication of this view is that, if we are trading in a way that leverages our strengths and our values--our talents, skills, and interests--we should experience our efforts as energizing and meaningful, fueling our ongoing learning and development.

If trading depletes our energy, it's a probable sign that our efforts are not falling firmly within our performance niche. Successful traders find ways of viewing and trading markets that reflect who they are as people: that congruence keeps them resilient through periods of slump and learning/relearning.