Turning Trading Weaknesses Into Strengths by Adrienne Laris Toghraie
The founder of Trading on Target explains how to identify your trading weaknesses and turn them into strengths.
What is your greatest weakness? What if you were to transform your greatest weakness into your greatest strength? Our greatest strengths provide us with the skills, talents and resources to reach our goals. So when weaknesses are acknowledged, overcome and transformed, they can have the power to lead us to our greatest achievements.
Hundreds of traders have told me that the need for excitement is their most common Achilles' heel. In fact, it is the principal reason that most of them become traders. For too many traders, this need for excitement comes from a need to live on the edge, a result of unresolved dramas in their lives that
produce powerful and vacillating feelings. These traumatic experiences create situations later on in which traders will experience similar feelings. Because they perceive these feelings as a normal state of affairs, they are only comfortable when they are in an emotionally extreme state. Therefore, they look for
situations in which they can experience emotional extremes, and for many, trading fits the bill.