What usually happens is that we get the knowledge that we want and need in the beginning and then we don’t want to continue learning because we feel we have already mastered it. We do this because we find a comfort zone and this comfort zone makes us feel safe and secure.
The risk zone
The risk part of us is what creates growth within us. The growth can only happen when you get out of the comfort zone and move into the risk zone. For many people it is a balancing act. There are some that are dominated by the comfort zone while others are dominated by the risk part of them. But you cannot grow until you step out of that comfort zone and into the unknown that is when the growth happens.
The comfort zone
As humans we tend to like the comfort zone, especially as we age. As we get older, we tend to listen to the same type of music, eat the same types of food, go to the same restaurants, or even hang out with the same type of people. Unfortunately this keeps us closed off and does not allow us to experience new things. So for example if you have never tried frog legs, it may be something you want to consider only as a personal test to see if you are willing to do it and if you are one of the people who think it is gross, the truth is that frog legs really do just taste like chicken.
What you need to understand
There is a comfort zone and a risk zone within you and you have to understand which one dominates you. If you are more in the comfort zone you are going to grow more slowly than the people who are in the risk zone.
You have to learn how to step out of that comfort zone so that you can learn and continue growing. For a lot of traders that have been trading for a few months, they are under the impression that there is not much more out there for them because they think they have already done all of the growing that they need to do.
They find themselves in the safe zone where they know the pace of the market, they know that their growth is steady and they are making a few hundred dollars a week and the number slowly starts to climb. Unfortunately the speed of the growth is not very rapid.
Once you start getting out of the comfort zone, your growth may accelerate very quickly just because you tried something new. If you do not try something new, you will not get to grow and experience those things so your profits will always tend to be at the same level.
You need to go out and try those new ideas and methodologies until you continuously evolve. That is how I personally like to think about trading. I see it as a never ending evolution, you are constantly evolving your game and always improving it daily.
Hopefully now you can begin thinking about where you are. Whether you are in the comfort zone or in the risk zone. Step out of your comfort zone into the risk zone so that your profits can start progressing quicker and quicker.
If you continue to eat the same types of foods, go to the same restaurants, and hang out with the same type of people you are just going to stay exactly where you are at and will grow much slower. That is just the nature of life, but if you want to accelerate your growth, you have to step outside of the box.