“Defeating Resistance is like giving birth. It seems absolutely impossible until you remember that women have been pulling it off successfully, with support and without, for fifty million years.”
- Steven Pressfield
Sometimes, in the middle of all of our struggling, we lose sight of the fact that we are fighting a battle that can actually be won. We can succeed.
Regardless of what you are trying to accomplish, whatever Resistance is holding you back can be defeated. If you are a writer, this means you can publish your work. If you are a musician, this means you can put out that album. If you are a painter, this means you can create that masterpiece, and even sell it if you choose to.
If you are a trader, this means that you can achieve positive returns.
Even after a long string of success, Resistance will show up during the tough times and try to make you think any previous success was pure luck. Don’t let it fuck with your head.
Just as women have been giving birth through Resistance for as long as humans have existed, there is an endless supply of successful traders who have beaten the Resistance.
Warren Buffet beats the Resistance.
Ray Dalio beats the Resistance.
William O’Neil beats the Resistance..
Andreas Clenow beats the Resistance.
Mark Minervini beats the Resistance.
Notice that i used the present tense there. The Resistance isn’t something that a trader conquers and then moves on with his life. It will come back for more.
Even the greatest traders still face the Resistance on a regular basis, but they know how to beat it. You do too.