Hurry the ‘F’ Up!

The holy grail of habit change is not a single 1 percent improvement, but a thousand of them. It’s a bunch of atomic habits stacking up, each one a fundamental unit of the overall system. ~ @JamesClear, in “Atomic Habits” If I may, I’d like to change a couple words and phrases in this excellent […]

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The Puzzle Drive

I had, and still have, persistence. Once I get on a puzzle, I can’t get off. If a friend had said, “Never mind, it’s too much work,” I’d have blown my top, because I want to beat this damn thing, as long as I’ve gone this far. I can’t just leave it after I’ve found […]

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The Stakes Are Higher

Today is my Son’s 5th birthday. It’s a significant one, if only mostly to me. This is because my 5th birthday is a day I count amongst my earliest memories in life. I remember, in great detail, my blue frosting slathered Cookie Monster cake. It was delivered to me on the picnic table of my […]

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My Trading Tao Te Ching, part 9.

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt. Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench. Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner.   Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity. — from Tao Te […]

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My Trading Tao Te Ching, part 8.

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The supreme good is like water, which nourishes all things without trying to. It is content with the low places that people disdain. Thus it is like the Tao.   In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. […]

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My Trading Tao Te Ching, part 7.

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The Tao is infinite, eternal. Why is it eternal? It was never born; thus is can never die. Why is it infinite? It has no desires for itself; thus it is present for all beings.   The Master stays behind; that is why she is ahead. She is detached from all things; that is why […]

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My Trading Tao Te Ching, part 6.

The Tao is called the Great Mother: empty yet inexhaustible, it gives birth to infinite worlds.   It is always present within you. You can use it any way you want.   — from Tao Te Ching, by Stephen Mitchell Opportunity in Markets is boundless. No matter the instrument, the environment, the volume, or the […]

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My Trading Tao Te Ching, part 5.

The Tao doesn’t take sides; it gives birth to both good and evil. The Master doesn’t take sides; she welcomes both saints and sinners.   The Tao is like a bellows: it is empty yet infinitely capable. The more you use it, the more it produces; the more you talk of it, the less you […]

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