I Say No!
Little, if any, is unique to trading, but all those standard things are pushed to the extreme.
There are two types of capital in life and in trading, Financial Capital and Emotional Capital, the latter FAR more important than the former. At this point in my life my emotional capital wasn’t on empty, truth is I was in deep emotional debt. I was weak.
“Sometimes you just feel tired, you feel weak... And when you feel weak you feel like you wanna just give up, but you gotta search within you, you gotta find that inner strength and just pull that shit out of you and get that motivation to not give up and not be a quitter, no matter how bad you want to just fall flat on your face and collapse”
How exactly I got there is pretty vague to be honest, but somehow I encountered a man by the name of Jeff Cavalier. Athlean-X is his brand. Pretty hardcore athletic practice, 5 days a week. An intense approach.
Jeff is extremely professional, that man knows his shit, and again, so generous with his knowledge.
Now... I am not athletic. I have never been athletic. I mean, I did everything I could to avoid PT classes in high school! Yet something in me says do it!
Fam, looking back I can honestly say that it was utter and complete rage that pushed me there. I felt imprisoned within my own skin. All those insights, technique even skills and something isn’t coming together FUUUUUUUCCCKK. Pure, unfiltered rage.
I find myself getting up at 5:30 in the morning, Sprinterval training sessions. Freezing cold. I run. It was not uncommon for me to scream at myself “IS THAT ALL YOU GOT?! MOTHAFUCKER LIFT!” And I did.
You know that squirrel from the movie “Ice Age”? When it‘s frozen in ice and it shivers until the ice cracks? I lifted, jumped and ran, and something began to shiver from within. This time, in a positive way.
As far as my standards were concerned I became quite kickass, Jeff pushed me to my limits, then past them, and lit me on fire.
“ Nate hit me!
'Til the roof comes off, till the lights go out
'Til my legs give out, can't shut my mouth.
'Til the smoke clears out and my high burn out
Im’a whip this shit till my bone collapse. ”
*Included quotes are from "'Till I Collapse" by Eminem.