Last session, we talked about how our expectations influence our outcomes… not simply from “positive thinking”, but literally on a scientifically proven quantum mechanic level.
It was a rad and brain bending session. If you didn’t read it, I suggest you go back and check it out.
Today, we’re going to build on that and talk about a practical thought we could use to shift some of our trading results.
Mantra: “I’m enjoying being in the right place at the right time.”
Let’s break this sentence down:
1. We know from last session that our conscious and subconscious expectations influence the results we get. So it’s important to notice ourselves thinking thoughts like, “watch… as soon as I walk away from my desk, this breakout is gonna happen.”
Those passing thoughts and beliefs are actually influencing our results because, in a way, we are measuring in our heads before the outcome occurs.
So an opposite thought like “I’m enjoying being in the right place at the right time” is a thought we could practice thinking instead when we catch ourselves predicting that trades will go without us.
2. Why did I write “I’m enjoying…” instead of “I’m always in the right place at the right time”?
When we are accustomed to expecting the worst, shifting to the extreme opposite often sets off our “bullshit meters” in our head, and we don’t believe the positive affirmations we are trying to instill.
So if you’re used to thinking, “man… shit never works out for me” and now you’re trying to reprogram yourself with the opposite thought of, “things are always working out for me”… it just feels too far out of our norm for it to work.
So instead of statements using absolutes like “always” and “never”, I like to shift to softer, easy-to-agree-with words like “enjoy”.
Isn’t it easier to agree with “I enjoy being in the right place at the right time” more than “I’m always in the right place at the right time”?
3. I wrote “I’m enjoying being…” instead of “I always am…”
Do you see how much easier it is for your mind to agree with the first statement than the second?
In the first statement, I’m telling myself that I enjoy calling up a state of BEING and I’m speaking as if it is already happening.
In the second statement, my mind may be more likely to disagree because when I say “I’m always in the right place at the right time”, my mind immediately wants to recall the past and all the times I wasn’t in the right place at the right time.
The first statement is a future focused statement that is proclaiming the direction I want to go, using soft language my mind can agree with.
Try this statement out over the next few days and let me know if it helps, not just in trading but in every area of life.
*This post is not financial advice, nor is it mental health advice. Please seek a financial and/or mental health professional where appropriate. For educational purposes only.