“The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe‧Writer
A very Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers today!
Sunday is a good day for reflection. Today I’d like to share how Nate Bear (one of the best traders I’ve ever met) asked himself the question, “What if I got serious about this?”
Nate was already working from home full time. and within a year had gone from being a single guy with his own company to getting married and having three kids. And all while everyone (and his two dogs) still lived at his 1,100 sq. ft. house!
Hop right to the point in my interview with him where Nate discusses the exact moment he made the choice to get serious.
I’ve always find Goethe’s quote to be both descriptive and prescriptive, and that until you decide to commit fully to something you never quite get the chance to experience it in its entirety. Whether that’s a project, a sport, a musical instrument, a marriage or relationship, or, in this case, the skill of trading, once you really commit to doing it things change.
Once you get up at 5am every day to do that run, practice an hour of piano every day, commit to a relationship with all your heart, body, and stick to something that’s tough (trading!) then you convey to your mind that you’re in it for the long haul until you overcome obstacles.
Once Nate made the commitment he was on the right track. Now, just because you’re on the right track it doesn’t mean obstacles disappear. Bt what it does mean is that the obstacles won’t stop you and you find a way, rather than trying to convince yourself that there are 237 reasons – excuses – for not finding a way to make it work.
I invite you to spend a few moments and hear what happened when Nate just decided.