Thursday, November 3, 2016

Is Your Mind Open?

I'm willing to meet with anyone, Democrat or Republican, who has a good idea, an open mind and a willingness to come together to tackle the challenges we face.
Brad Schneider

Do you have an open mind? Think about it a moment; an open mind is a free mind. Your inner winner image emerges as you open your mind to new ideas, new thoughts, new concepts, new people. If your mind is closed to new ideas and concepts, you are closing a door that imprisons your own mentality.

Prejudices occur when you close your mind and lock the doors. Intolerance cuts off the flow of ideas between your subconscious and your conscious mind. It also cuts off communication with others that may brighten your horizons.

About 100 years ago, The Wright Brothers decided to invent a flying machine. History tells us, the majority ridiculed them. In fact it was the closed minds of that majority; that rejected the concept, the idea. Luckily for us all The Wright Brothers listened to their inner selves. Your inner winner (self) is a voice that encourages you to try and try again. That voice will give you the courage in the face of ridicule.

If you are working on a project and seem to be stuck, or if you are unsure of what to do about your investing and trading dollars, then form a brainstorming partnership with at least one other friend. Share with them your problem, your confusion, your wishes, your desires, your
concerns, and ask for help. Put the power of two or more brains to work on the situation. The Wright brothers succeeded because they put the power of more than one brain into their dream.

After more years in the markets than I sometimes care to admit, I still seek out others with new, different, and perhaps fresh ideas. It does not matter if they are 60 years in the market or just 1. Many times it is the new or relatively new trader who has a fresh and different perspective. While I may see caution written all over his or her words, it often sparks an idea that I will give further attention to.

You will discover that brainstorming forces your inner winner to come to the surface. The more you use it, the more it will work to assist you.

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