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Illusion of Control

Trading is about probability and not control. However, most people want to control the outcome.

Don’t get me wrong, when we trade, we trade with the intention of winning. However, when you realize it is about probability and nothing is guaranteed, then it is easier to detach yourself from the results and be free to notice how the market is behaving and adjust your positions accordingly.

I don’t know if you have seen the movie “Kung Fu Panda” or not. In any case, this reminds me of the following conversation:

Oogway:              My friend, the panda will never fulfill his destiny, nor you yours until you let go of the illusion of control.

Shifu: Illusion?

Oogway: Yes.[points at peach tree]

Oogway: Look at this tree, I cannot make it blossom when it suits me nor make it bear fruit before its time.

Shifu: But there are things we *can* control: I can control when the fruit will fall, I can control where to plant the seed: that is no illusion, Master!

Oogway: Ah, yes. But no matter what you do, that seed will grow to be a peach tree. You may wish for an apple or an orange, but you will get a peach.

Shifu: But a peach cannot defeat Tai Lung!

Oogway: Maybe it can, if you are willing to guide, to nurture it, to believe iit.

When you are not under the illusion of control, you are in the zone and you can be in flow with the markets and get the results that best suit you.

Here is to making success your habit….

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One Response to “Illusion of Control”

  1. Heeren says:

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