If you truly believe that then you can never fail, then you cannot lose, you can for sure be defeated but you cannot lose. If that is your state of mind then you better believe that you are going to the top no matter what you are doing. But how do we get there?
Making it clear in steps:
1) Life / Trading / Sports are cyclical, meaning there are lows and highs. Do not mistake downward momentum; while being depressed about a meager setback or state that you know is temporary. It might be the case that you simply cannot know in which part of the circle or process you are. But that is fine since it lacks significance? Do read on..
It is my experience that logical people are not as good in sports, initially. While the "less inclined to think" so much do well, people that are rational and think a lot often fail at early stages. Here is something for you to think about, the mathematical model.
How long is a cycle? How long is a period of cycles, how many periods do we need to have statistical evidence for in measuring and coming to a conclusion of something? What are the of highs and lows and can we measure them? If we knew these things we could put them into a mathematical model and find out how much we need to do in order to solve the question "on what path am i?". Therefore without them we cannot deduce this, hence how are we to say where we are without this?We need to know where we are in order to determine where are currently are going, is this good or bad for progress?
Summer and winter; in Sweden when its cold it is easy to think that there is no sun at all, since at places it can be dark for more the 24 hours, depending on when you sleep. The concept of eternal winter becomes mentally very misleading. But most people still know that the sun is there though feel bad because of it. This is a mental fallacy.
2) Do not bother yourself with the things you cannot change because they do not matter. The logic here is that if you cannot change it then does it really matter? Yes i am well aware that bad things do happen but again, if you cannot change a it what good is feeling bad about it? Learn from it if you can, write things down if possible.. and then move on to the next step. And yes while it could be argued that all things matter, in this article this is not the focus hence the thought process..
3) Learning, self-realization and accomplishments are connected. Think of it this way; an unknown person you meet on the street could probably teach you something, if only just that one thing. If it is true that you can learn something, if but that one item, from just about anybody then could it also be true that from any outcome you might just as well learn something there? And if you learn something you've grown haven't you? Think about it. If learning is this process then self-realization is very close by. In understanding that you've just learned a new way to think about something. What if this guy you meet on the street lead you to change your thought patterns that you later used to complete an essay or solve an equation. Yes i find often that when i am stuck in a mathematical problem, taking a walk gives me new ideas..
I'll even go so far as to say "nothing you do matters, only that you do something". Walk in a random direction, talk to a random person and then think a random thought. I don't condone trying it just anywhere but for sure you will get ideas. The focal point here is the randomness added to the "do something" part. I do think that mundane everyday tasks need to go, watching the same TV program every day that has to go, eating the same food and then going to the same websites has to go (even if you come here, yes).
I dub randomness the creator and willpower it's fuel. Turn it off, turn it on, no turn it off again. You've learned that you are bored and maybe you'll go in the other room and look at something else. This instead of just sitting there impersonating a sort of mind slave. One point I'd like to make here is that mind slaves don't have mental power. In some weird way that TV box (yes i know you kids have them flat ones) makes you dumb and unwilling to do anything but watch it, which is counterproductive because it lacks randomness. Willpower and creativity does not come from scripted mainstreamed programmed weekly shows. But I'll end that here, I just wanted to my stand point clear on this.
4) What is being invincible? Is it the thought that "no army on earth could possibly defeat you" or more the fact that if you truly were invincible would believing that thought be the thing that made it true?
What if you could wake up each morning and take a look in the mirror and think " I .. AM .. THE .. ONE ", powerful stuff right there. That is the mindset of winners, this is where realizing that it is all in your head starts.
Yesterday a little kid asked me "hey, how come you are so good at kata?" In my mind i thought "i'm not that good, what are you talking about", while at the same time images of moves in slow motion flashing in the back of my head reminded me that what i just thought was completely wrong. By a long shot! I quickly responded to him "because i practice". After this i continued to help out people and realized that your own conceptions and other peoples might not at all match what truly is reality.
"go after it as if your life depended on it"