Sunday, December 30, 2007

The two heads of you..............


Most of you, I suspect, have heard of the Roman god, Janus, after whom the month of January is named. He is the god of beginnings and the guardian of gates and doors. He is represented on Roman coins and in statues as having two heads, back to back. In his right hand, he holds a key. And, perhaps, thinking about this two-faced Roman god will offer us a key to how we can pass through the door to the new year, as individuals and rise to a new level......just maybe.

The one head is looking back while the other head is looking forward, and this is some respects is what New Years Day is about. A new beginning, a list of things to do in the new year, lose weight, stop smokin, finish college and so on. But I would like to talk about the other side of Janus. The one looking back, we all do it, what we could have done, what we could have done better, why didn't we think of this and why we did that.....MAN, was that stupid. You can pound yourself in the ground looking back at all that garbage in your life.

You bought this program, signed up for that chat room, followed the guru right into the ground....and ended up with just plain garbage.

You heard in some chat room about this filter and the latest indicator and followed it right into the ground using what ended up being just more garbage.

You read in an article in some magazine, saw an infomercial, bought some DVD's on trading and followed it right into the ground.....a hope that turned into garbage.

You now look back and think, what the heck was I thinking and more important what do I do now. I have lost money, time and energy working on this trading thing, trying to make a living. It looked so easy, they said it was as easy as clicking your mouse, follow the pattern, but here you are........at the end of the year and still not there. What garbage are going to haul into 2008, you look at your credit card statements and see all the stuff you bought and can't believe you are still no better today then you were last year at this time.

We all have garbage, we all have things that we will forever look back on and think about how we screwed up, that is a part of life. Making mistakes is part of life, learning from them is part of life, but we are talking about trading for a living here.

Today, you should think about only one thing......has the stuff I used to trade with provided me with the opportunity, I desired, to reach the next level in my trading career or in my life? If it hasn't, then why are you going to take it with you as we begin a new? Hundreds of readers come thru here everyday, I guess, for a number of reasons, but if you are struggling, then what are you going to do? Now, is the time to decide!! Not three months from now, not at the end of 2008 if you still have any money left, but NOW........TODAY.........

Janus, has two heads, one to look back at the past and one to look forward to the future. Can you leave the garbage behind, remember it, reflect on it, but let it there and start a new???? ..........Can you believe in yourself, trust in yourself and make 2008 that year when "YOU" did some amazing things....things you have not even thought of yet but will be revealed as you reach that new level in your life.

HAPPY NEW YEAR.........

7 comments:

Smokey said...

You FOCUS like never before!!!

dd said...

Best wishes to you and your family in
the New Year.
Thank You for everything.
Dave

Anonymous said...

Hey big guy, thanks for the blog, thanks for the chat room, and for all your help. Wishing you and yours a healthy, wealthy and bright New Year!

Anonymous said...

Dennis,

I was kinda bored tonight so I thought I might look up the Woodmeister's property information.

Looks like:

70 ft x 115 ft piece of property with a 2064 sq ft house located in Anthem, Arizona that was purchased for around 270K a little over 4 years ago.

Hmm...32 years of trading experience with at least 17 of that purely focused on becoming "the master of the CCI" and you're telling me that THAT'S what you can expect to retire to???

Sure, it's a nice, modest golf community home and is fine in and of itself. All I'm saying is that having that kind of house after the culmination of 32 years of trading the markets is an out-and-out joke if you're the real deal.

Anonymous said...

Woodie is a Philanthropist, He keeps what He needs to be comfortable (unlike most people) and gives the rest to charity (again unlike most people).

Anonymous said...

"Woodie is a Philanthropist"

Hey, I know where you're coming from. Been there, done that. You want to believe that there's real magic going on here rather than seeing the real truth...all you have witnessed is a simple trick.

Rainer said...

Dennis,

NOW........TODAY.........

this one seems to be my wakeup call.

During the time, I run more and more
into the trouble to be paralyzed by analyzing. Maybe because I try to automate it. But well, I think I see my setup.

So now I will start by hand (or should I say with my brain).

As I said, it is my wakeup call.
And hopefully I will be able to show myself, that I'm not only a dreamer.


Best Regards,

Rainer