Overcoming Addictions by Adrienne Laris Toghraie, MNLP
Addictions will turn your successful trading into a lost cause.
What to do?
Addictions play a major role in the lives of
many traders. With few exceptions, addictions
inevitably lead to behaviors that can
destroy a traderís professional and personal
life, break down hard-earned performance,
and sabotage success.
How can addictions create such ruin? As the need to satisfy
an addiction grows, traders can be driven to the outer limits
of normal behavior. When an addiction worms its way into
the center of an individualís consciousness, it pushes the
most important things in life out to the periphery. Activities
that were once considered off limits may become normal if
the addict deems them necessary to support the addiction. At
the same time, activities that once supported success may
become difficult to sustain as addiction-related activities compete for limited physical and emotional resources and