Bruce Lee once said,
I do not fear the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks. I fear the man who has practiced one kick, 10,000 times.
To get good at trading, all you need is one method.
You don’t pick an indicator for three weeks, stop for one week, then use another indicator for two months, then give up and try something else.
You have to find ONE method that you like, and STICK with it until you’re consistently profitable.
You have to practice relentlessly, and improve the bits and pieces along the way.
If you want to learn a new language, it doesn’t work to buy a “Japanese for Dummies” book and study it for two weeks, only to get bored with it and then try to read a Spanish novel.
Instead, you’ll have to choose one language and pour everything you have into mastering it. You might even want to move to a country where people speak the language.
In the same way, your success in trading will be determined by how focused you are.
Focus Before Mastery
Unfortunately, it’s not fun to practice the same kick 10,000 times.
But you see… the problem with practicing 10,000 different kicks is that none of them will help you win a fight.
Instead, when you keep drilling just ONE kick 10,000 times, you master a skill that could put someone through a wall.
Repeated Practice Is Boring, But Effective
Naturally, such determined practice won’t be easy to follow.
New indicators will pop up. You’ll meet another trader with a method that looks better. You’ll get tired. You’ll get bored. You’ll want to quit.
And it’s your willingness to keep pushing through the drudgery of focused practice, that will determine your success.
So choose a trading method you want to master, and don’t pay attention to anything else.
Keep practicing it day after day, month after month, year after year.
Just like how focused sunlight sparks a fire, focused practice lights up your path towards an explosive success.