The Challenges of Adopting a Consistently Positive Mindset
We all get down from time to time, but that doesn't mean it should consume every fibre of our being. However, that appears to be the underlying cultural mindset of Londoners. People here do love a good moan. Be it the weather (although I don't see people complaining about the current spate of sunshine we're having) or even hiding away from the ravages of the Coronavirus, things could always be better than they presently are, according to most.
Going against the communal grain, in this instance, would be a preferred choice. That's what I find anyways. Trying to keep an open and fresh viewpoint on things, holds you grounded in reality to enjoy a more well-rounded perspective in general. It leaves "making errors due to uninhibited emotional traits" to a minimum. I suppose I learnt this way of thinking from having so much exposure to the financial markets, being both FX and crypto. Seeing ones portfolio fluctuate wildly at the whims of a volatile charting movement, requires a very disciplined hand and calm demeanour. Although ultimately dealing with such situations took a hell of a lot of "experience on the job" too!
But being a trader for the past decade and a half, had the pleasant indirect effect of priming me nicely for the crypto markets. Voluntarily embracing "panic mode" to transform it's energy into something positive. Whilst I've watched many an associate drop away like flies because of the emotional roller coaster ride crypto can be, I've always somehow managed to maintain a composed manner throughout. And I urge you to do the same. People tend to forget that "you are in control of how you want to feel" when problems invariably arise. Think happy thoughts and a smile will soon be mustered upon your face. However let a negative event fill your mind and the opposite will hold true. Everything is your life is manipulatable to some degree and, in turn, can be honed and fine-tuned to fit your own personal benchmark standard. Again, I've literally adopted this mindset for a while now and tend to focus on this lifestyle choice as opposed to the ones I find myself constantly surrounded by on a daily basis.
Where am I going with this? Well, the rollercoaster ride of this wretched global pandemic as well as all the volatility in the markets, should provide a good enough backdrop. Alt prices are down and I see a number of individuals in the crypto space have been quick to sell what they have, in order to cash in before things get worse. This behaviour relates back to those feelings of stress brought on by watching your holdings seemingly withering away faster than you could shake a stick at. But why not turn that "negative" scenario into a "positive" one. Forget your current stash and how much it is worth. Why not see lower prices as a opportunity to accumulate more, before the tide will inevitably shift back to the good times again. Almost every facet or situation in life, no matter how bad, can be altered to find some good within and benefit you in some way or another. And your crypto or fiat long term investments, hold absolutely no exception to that statement.
Live for today but plan for tomorrow. Now act but think ahead. Choose to implement some good old fashioned "positivity" in your life, starting from today. And watch the wonders it can work moving forward. Carpe diem, folks.