Questions Are The Heart Of The Matter by Ruth Barrons Roosevelt
Questions can confound you or they can enlighten you. How can they help you in your trading?
If you’re not making money through your trading, you are probably not asking the right questions. The reason questions are so important is that they direct your thinking and your energy and, ultimately, your actions. Answers give you an assemblage of facts, but questions set up the groundwork for those facts. Questions create the architecture of your thinking and establish your direction. They direct the focus of your mind.
Some questions empower and some questions destroy. Some questions keep you stuck in the past and some move you forward. For example, “Why do I always lose?” presumes that if you have lost in the past, you will lose in the present and in the future. Further, that question establishes your identity as a loser. On the other hand, a question like “How can I increase the probabilities of winning?” assumes
that you can create an edge to change your trading results in the future. It creates potential for your becoming a winner and identifying yourself as a winner.