You may have read a little something about Matthew Poll. ‘Scam’ may have even been part of the conversation.
People don’t like to lose money. If they invest in something, even in a training class, they want success to show up immediately. As dollars are spent, they expect the same or more in return almost the next day. If the money doesn’t show up, they’ve been taken for a ride – and not in their favorite car.
It’s like Cooking
Consider, for example, cooking. Just because you read the recipe, have all of the right ingredients, and even bake the item at the right temperature, something can happen – something unforeseen even. Perhaps you’ve stirred the dough too long and the cake doesn’t rise. Maybe you don’t bake the cookies long enough or too long. Maybe you miss putting in one of the ingredients.
A woman I know who has been cooking for her family for years tells me she can’t seem to do it right. She can’t even find success in a boxed brownie recipe.
Most of us would say no. We would say she just doesn’t get it yet. She’s been trying and failing, and trying and failing again. The important thing is, she’s still trying and tells me she will never give up.
Honest day trading isn’t about scamming people; it’s about teaching them and giving them opportunities to show up. Money is invested, and the results aren’t always seen early on – and that’s to be expected. Day trading takes skill. It takes time.
What about integrity?
Not moral integrity, the sort of stuff that lends itself to debate, but the sort of integrity that is “whole and complete” like a bridge or a building without any missing pieces. You want your integrity to withstand the test of time. You want it to be there even when you make an error in judgment, when your skill isn’t at the level of achievement you’ve been wanting – yet. You see where you are and where you want to be. It’s in your mind’s eye, but you’re not there yet.
Get unstuck from your excuses, in your desires to be right, in justifying your behavior because of what someone else said or did. Be responsible for your choices – all of them – and allow the excuses to fly out the window.
Only then will you begin to see success.