I am probably dating myself a bit but I wonder how many of you remember Frank Sinatra? One of Frank's Academy Award songs (1959) was "High Hopes" the verse:
Francis of Assisi
Think he'll move that rubber tree plant?
Anyone knows an ant, can't
Move a rubber tree plant.
But he's got high hopes, he's got high hopes
He's got high apple pie, in the sky hopes
The power of positive thinking, it is essential to trading/investing successfully. Thousands if not millions of people have attempted to master the markets, unfortunately few achieve enduring success. If you don't push yourself you will never make it. It's one thing to be optimistic, but are you really setting yourself up for failure? Optimism must be tempered with realism. You should be optimistic when entering a trade and hope for the best but do not expect a miracle.
So any time you're gettin' low
'stead of lettin' go
Just remember that ant.
Oops there goes another rubber tree plant
When troubles call, and your back's to the wall
There's a lot to be learned, that wall could fall.