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How Much Effort & Energy are You Willing to Put into the Stock Market?

July 29th, 2014

The fact is that 90 percent of traders fail, and one of the reasons why is because they do not put forth the effort and energy required in order to become successful. There is a reason for this. It is because most people never put in 100% in almost anything that they do.

Minimal Effort

If you are starting out in the stock market with minimal effort or you are only planning to put in minimal effort, you can usually look back into your past and see that you never put full 100% effort in to anything that you have done. You have to be honest with yourself when doing this because if you are not it is only going to affect you.

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If you are only putting minimal effort into most of the things that you do, when you use the stock market you are probably only going to get minimal results, or lose a lot of money. So if you find that you only want to put in minimal effort, a better option is to take all of your money and put it into a life cycle fund.

What a life cycle fund does is it just adjusts your income over so at the beginning if you have a 20 year life cycle fund, this has riskier investments and riskier equities in its portfolio. As the fund grows and you get to year 18 it slowly starts adjusting to have less and less risky investments. So you may have more bonds, safer securities and safer stocks at that point in time. But it still allows you to grow some money and investments over time without putting in much effort.

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So if you are a person who puts in minimal effort, a life cycle fund is a route you may want to take.

Medium Effort

This is probably the most dangerous when you are trading on the stock market or you are trying to create a trading business. The reason for this is because most people who are in the medium bracket are just semi-professional or are just individuals who read a couple of books. The problem is that they start learning these techniques and concepts and think that they are better at it than they really are.

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So if you are giving medium effort into the market, and medium effort into learning stocks and trading, than it is very dangerous because you think you are better than what you really are.

Full Effort

If you spend all of your nights, instead of watching movies or television shows, watching lectures or YouTube videos to better your training, then you are better off. If you spend your time reading about the stock market when you wake up you are going to be in a much better position.

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Getting better

It is a fact that you will naturally get better at the things that you do when you do them on a day to day basis. So if you trade, or at least study and apply these concepts every single day, you will naturally continue to get better.

If you just give half effort into it than you won’t progress that much, you will simply have a little bit of knowledge and insight but you won’t really progress and continue to get better.

You have to continue to do the right action steps and continue moving forward in order to get better because trading, investing, making money is not one of those things that are fully required in order to survive.  So most people quit because it is one of those optional things in life.

What Level Of Effort Are You Putting In?

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Look at yourself and see what you are putting into the market. Are you a person who gives minimal effort, or are you one who gives medium effort or are you a 100% effort person? If you are a person that gives 100% you are probably buying all the courses, all the books that you can. Putting effort in, in the morning, putting effort in, in the evening. If you are the person who is giving medium effort you are probably just reading a few articles here and there, maybe buying a course or a book and then kind of dabbling in the market. If you are a person who is giving minimum effort, you are just kind of trying to trade and see what you get.

Final Thought

Be careful because the market can be dangerous and it can burn you if you don’t know what you are doing.

Author: Sasha Evdakov

Sasha is the creator of the Tradersfly and Rise2Learn. He focuses on high-level education speaking at events, writing books, and publishing video courses on business development, internet marketing, finance, and personal growth.

I'm Sasha, an educational entrepreneur and a stock trader. In addition to running my own online businesses, I also enjoy trading stocks and helping the individual investor understand the stock market. Let me share with you some techniques & concepts that I used over the last 10+ years to give you that edge in the market. Learn More

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