Trading in the Zone
The first thing we must do with any skill based activity is to learn to focus on the process and not the final outcome. Predominantly focusing on the outcome leaves us in a state of fantasizing about the future and prevents us from trading in the zone. It removes us from the harder reality of the present and the steps we can perform in the here and now that will eventually lead to our possible desired outcome. It reminds us of where we are not and consequently increases our anxiety.
“We enjoy the process far more than the proceeds.” – Warren Buffett
“We don’t build services in order to make money…we make money in order to build better services… Facebook was not originally created to be a company. It was built to accomplish a social mission–to make the world open and more connected. By focusing on our mission and building great services, we believe we will create the most value for our shareholders and partners over the long term.” – Mark Zuckerberg