It’s been proven time and time again, you cannot stray far from your own self-image.
Your sense of identity, or what you believe to be true about yourself, is the strongest behavioral driver there is. Your unconscious mind will take any action necessary to make your self-image a reality for you; even if you strongly desire something else.
I see this when I help people who want to lose weight. They are overweight. They realize they have a problem. And they really want to be at a healthy weight. So what do they do? They force themselves to go on a diet and exercise. Sometimes it even works. Though sheer will power they drop the weight. And then proceed to put it right back on. Why? Because they see themselves as a fat person and even though they really tried and were able to act like a healthy person for a while, eventually their conscious mind got tired and their unconscious mind gradually took back over. Their unconscious looked at what they were doing, compared it to their self image and said “What are you doing? This isn’t me. I’m supposed to be overweight, that’s just who I am” and because they are supposed to be overweight, they started acting like an overweight person and doing what an overweight person does and the next thing you know their self image is fulfilled. Congratulations.
The reality is that the only way a person is going to be stay at a healthy weight is if they truly see themselves as a person who maintains a healthy lifestyle. When this happens they will naturally act the way a healthy person would act and will achieve those results. It’s just who they are after all.
How do you see yourself as a trader? Are you a person who deserves wealth and time freedom? Are you a competent trader who confidently follows a well thought out methodology? Are you someone who takes his trading signals and acts upon them? Or do you see yourself as stupid or incompetent or having bad luck or undeserving of wealth or worse maybe you see yourself as a failure?
The answers to these questions are crucial to your success as a trader because even if you have the perfect trading system and the skills of a top performing trader, a poor self image will cause you to fail. Sure you may do well for a while but eventually you’ll notice that things are going well and unconsciously sabotage your success because it doesn’t match who you are.
On the flip side, when you truly see yourself as a successful person who deserves the wealth and prosperity that professional traders can acquire and you know that you have what it takes to be a professional trader; then it’s only a matter of time before you become one. You will naturally be driven to do what it takes to overcome the setbacks and follow the disciplines needed to succeed. After all that’s what a successful trader does.
The great part is that it’s possible to transform your self-image to match your goals and we can help!
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