Bowling vs Trading (Part II)
First of all, bowling is 60% mental, 30% physical and 10% luck! Perhaps the breakdown for trading will be sometthing like that : 30% mental, 60% emotional and 10% luck. Do correct me, please.
I have consistently placed in top-10 in most of the competitions I competed. Firstly, I choosen the tournament I m playing. If I think the format and chances is lower for me to be in top 10(and win some $$. Hehe), then I m very discipline anot NOT to play. So, it could be for 3 months or so I wont play a game!! My fingers will itch, but I wont give in. Look ... we are talking about USING money to play in a game(tho I do enjoy the games but $$ is more practical to me at the moment). If I m not going to be in top 10(to at least cover the game fees) I simply wont play. Logic?
I m still a novice in trading ... so, I m not expose much to trading yet. But, I m using the SAME logic ... if I m going to trade, I will check out the format(markets and counters) and if the chances is NOT high, I simply wont trade. During the months before my holiday, I hv classes on till night, so I dont hv TIME to monitor ... so, I dont trade. Look ... we are talking about USING money to trade here(tho I do enjoy the trades but $$-sense is more practical to me). If I could not even break-even, logically I wont trade?
Tonight the format will be 3-6-9. I played the MQ last night and qualilfied confidently. By the way, I m the ONLY person in top 20(in Sabah here) using 10 pounds ball and playing a very boring straight ball(most NOVICE trying to throw the ball straight?). Most using heavy-ball for hook or even more than 10-pounds ball for spinners.
p/s : If you are a non-bowler, dont you think so u dont even really understand the SIMPLE terms I m using?
The market most investors/traders(Malaysians) playing is KLSE(or Bursa). That is the trading center ... equipments is essentially important for traders too but it is certainly NOT the ultimate plus points. You may be using the lastest software for trading(most of us cant afford that), but if you could not pick the right counter(s) to trade, no matter how ... you may not hit your target. But if you are equip with knowledge(with tonnes of patience which I m lacking), and know-how ... surely you have the edge.
Playing with handicaps should boost our confidence. I will be playing with 8-pins handicap tonight, against few very good bowlers. They play weekly, and some almost daily!! Many more at the lower level and I have to give them 8-pins handicap too. To be honest, I m not too worry about the lower-level players(they are lower for a reason, right?). If I m playing a step-ladder of a game/or two, I might lose to them(with handicap). But, we are talking about 15-games tournament ... well, they DO NOT have the mental stamina, and I could easily exploit that and steadily beat most of them.
But, against those better players, who played regularly, I dont really stand good chances against them. I have to admit that I might lose to them as I dont even touch my balls, I mean BOWLING balls. Hehe. So, what is my strategies against them? MENTAL STRENGTH, NEVER GIVE UP AND FOCUS ON EVERY THROW!! Only with strong determination to WIN, and also confidence, I can beat some of them. But, hey ... I will be glad to be in top 10!! Anything extra will be a bonus?! Hehe
to be continued ...
第一次 by 光良 (First time by GuanLiang)