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Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Lack Of Sleep. True Story.


Above image is a reply to Black's earlier post. Its a true story. LOL. I'm envious of Black's life now. Admire his courage to try to achieve it. Me on the other hand, is always thinking of going the same path, but afraid of being financially insecure. Thats the thing yea? We all have our dreams, but how many of us are willing to risk it all to pursue it?

Nonetheless, my time will come! Sooner or later.. But i'll make sure my daytrading days will be more exciting than just waking up and doing same thing all over! I promise to have a haircut every now and then to avoid having urchin's hair.. LOL

Anyway, some thoughts that i would like to share.. its one thing that i think all traders, at some point of their journey faced.. be it pro traders, wannabes, going to bes, greens, reds... bla bla. Any category! THE LACK OF SLEEP!


Not sure about u, but i remember days when i went in position and targets are not hit within certain period of time and is forced to put it overnight... every now and then in the middle of the night, woke up and check hows my trade going.. No matter how sleepy i am, i will still be able to get myself focus and check out my trade. SURPRISINGLY. Its like 3am or 4am in the morning. And i gotta wake up @ 7am for work later on.

Or going into the night with a floating loss position? Waking up every hour to check if my trade came back to green zone... I even dreamt (TELL ME I'M NOT ALONE!) of my postion hitting target profit! Only to wake up and see -23RED on my screen... F*ccCCCkKAAaAAAAAA!!!

How bout sticking your eyes to the screen and waiting for that perfect set up that u have planned since a few hours ago. Watch watch watch and watch the price into the late nights..
Its quite bad for me as my laptop is just right beside my bed. I've also got my forex app on my iphone4. It just makes things worst, i wake up every now and then to check out my trade thru my phone. So convenient! =D

Nights and nights of praying to as many gods as i can think of in front of my laptop/iphone4 in the middle of the night 3am! Now i that i mention it, i must have looked so stupid... Hurhurhurhur...

Recently came by an article on this issue, the lack of sleep. And how important it is. I believe we can google and find many useful informations about it. The benefits and stuff like that. But its this one article that caught my attention. Ranjan Das, CEO and MD of SAP Indian subcontinent. (Click on his name for the link on the article.)

He is a high flyer, he got almost everything we wish for. A good career, loads of money.. dreams bla bla bla.. you name it and most probably he got it. He is still young @ 42 years old.. most probably he still got so much that he wants to do. So much to look forward to, so much things he wanna see, would like to go... bla bla bla.. He worked hard for it and now its time to enjoy the fruit of his success,but its all taken away from him in an instant. Life's cruelty. Truely feels sad for him and his family.

We can have all the material things that we want in life. But what are these without our good health to enjoy it? Life is short, yes. Life is unpredictable too. We never know whats gonna happen tommorrow. Dare to pursue our dreams but not at the expense of our health and those who care for us. So now, if you slept less than 6 hours. Please go get some now. AND! try to hit your daily quota of 6-7 hours of sleep yea..

Else, WE WILL DINE! IN HELL!!!!!!!!

Bottle




5 comments:

FX said...

My quota is 8-10, maybe that's why my results are so bad, too much of sleep. :D
Nice post you should write more.

Bottle said...

LOL hey FX thanks.. u know what? I actually wish i can get 8-10 hours sleep, but i'm so used to sleeping little that i am always trying to force myself to sleep. Insomia they call it.. Whats worst, i aint trading that great either.. -_-|||

simplelife said...

That is so true. I am like that when I first started forex trading. Now after few years, I am more in control and able to have enough sleep. I do let my trades run for days and weeks. Never give up, you will be there. Dream do come true. I am still build mine. To our success!!!

simplelife said...

That is so true. I am like that when I first started forex trading. Now after few years, I am more in control and able to have enough sleep. I do let my trades run for days and weeks. Never give up, you will be there. Dream do come true. I am still build mine. To our success!!!

Bottle said...

@simplelife YES to our success! Lol.. just like you, im able to pretty much control myself now and not let trades affect my life too much. Guess we all do grow with experience? See u at the top bro. =)

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