Start Again – Start Better – Start Smarter


I love this quote:

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”

… Carl Bard

Whenever I wish to do so, I am free to reset today to DAY ONE!

Whatever happened last week, last month, or last year no longer matters.

My new trading career begins now.

Hit the reset button. Clean the slate. And build again… better and smarter than ever before.

Hit the reset button

But here's what I'm thinking…

What if I did this every day?

What if EVERY TRADING SESSION was a new beginning?

I am forgiven my imperfections.

I am forgiven my failures.

Today is a new day… I can start from now and make a brand new ending.

Better… and smarter… than ever before.

Today I will begin work with sufficient rest and relaxation to ensure a healthy body and mind.

Today I will complete my pre-session routines in full, prior to the session open.

Today I will approach the session open with a clear idea of my game plan for the day; and a willingness to amend that plan if price has other ideas.

Today I will eliminate all distractions; maintaining the conditions essential to attaining my Ideal Trading State.

Today I will enjoy the challenges which the market provides.

Today I will flow with the shifting sentiment of the market; adapting tactics to suit the conditions the market provides.

Today I will engage the markets with controlled and focused aggression – standing aside patiently when the market offers nothing but risk, accepting that risk when the market provides opportunity, and attacking the market in force should it provide perfect trading conditions.

Today I will complete my post-session routines in full, allowing me to learn from my data recording and review processes.

Today I will forgive myself my imperfections; and celebrate my successes.

And tomorrow?

Well tomorrow is a new day.

And tomorrow I get to start again; better and smarter than ever before.

Happy trading,

Lance Beggs



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11 Comments to “Start Again – Start Better – Start Smarter”

  1. mohamed says:

    Hello lance,
    I like this words man it is give me hopefulness, thank you and good morning from Egypt

  2. Jack says:

    Hi Lance
    would like to take the chance to thank you for all your work
    and wish you all the success in the world
    Big cheers from Portugal

  3. raviraj says:

    Awesome article lance , as good as a morning prayer. Thanks for your motivational posts lance.

  4. geoffrey says:

    nice post.
    every trade should be traded as it’s the first of the day and the previous trade and next trade are irrelevant to the one i’m about to enter.
    still working on this one 🙂 every trade.

    • Lance Beggs says:

      I find it helps to view the business as a series of trades. Not individual trades. Each one is one part of a group of 20. And it’s this group of 20 that is expecting a profit.

      • geoffrey says:

        i meant in the sense of resetting my mind of the previous trade and considering the next as the first of the day to avoid myself to get influenced by losing trade or big winner that confuse my mind and make me not being able to think and focus as much as i can for my next trade.
        of course i agree completely with the group of 20.
        thanks to you that is helping me a lot.

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