Why Everyone Should Trade


So you can say you did something hard, something that humbled you, that helped you care and become more self-aware, allowing you to share an important idea.

Because while there may be too much noise in this world, we can never have too many people who care.

-Jeff Goins

Jeff Goins wrote a pretty cool post earlier this week that explained why he believes that Everyone Should Write a Book. While the writer side of my personality was interested in what he had to say, the trader in me was shocked at how well his logic applied there as well.

Here are some of the reasons Jeff gives for writing a book:

  • Because it’s hard.
  • Because it will humble you.
  • Because it will kill your cynicism.
  • Because it will teach you about yourself.
  • Because it’s the best way to share an idea or story that matters.
  • Because the book you actually write is better than the one you dream of writing.

No replace the idea of writing a book with the idea of placing a trade and read over that list again. Pretty similar idea, right?

Trading is hard. It will humble you. Once you believe in your approach, it will kill your cynicism. It will certainly teach you about yourself. It’s a great way to share ideas and back up your opinions with real money. When it’s all said and done, your trading journey will be more interesting that you could ever imagine.

Much like with writing a book, the process of trading is well worth the price of admission, regardless of whether the end product is actually profitable.

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