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Jun
21

This Trader’s Father’s Day Perspective

Posted by: Don Miller | Comments Comments Off

Yes it’s been a while in isolation.

Yet it’s been powerful.

The last few months away from the masses reflect my largest “break” from the public since the mid 2000s … which was pre-career light bulb, pre-MF Global, pre-book, and pre-a host of other elements including another decade of life, mistakes, course corrections, empty nest transitions, and general observation of the masses.  And unfortunately, pre-yet another troublesome reminder that we live in a fallen world.

And yet this current public respite seems like a blink of the eye, as when I went about thinking about documenting my current thoughts, I couldn’t really add much to my last post as it retains my continued growing awareness of a renewed centering of sorts.  Boiling it down to a few simple math equations: Less talk + more quiet = improved focus, perspective, and performance … Smaller = larger … Standing apart from the masses = clarity of mind and purpose. Paraphrasing the words stated in the closing words of “Chronicles …”, I’ll let you decide whether these words refers to trading, life, or both.

In the coming summer months, I’ll likely remain on the quieter side of blogging and tweeting and let this and April’s post stand. And while this is a marked departure from years past, I feel it’s necessary to let those April words continue to ring to all who happen along these trails. For those who have asked, someday I suspect we’ll publish a special excerpt of significant size trading recordings.  Yet as with all previous efforts, such has to be done correctly, carefully, and with proper wisdom and intent so as not to mislead or to raise the author above anyone else.

So for now, I’ll remind myself, my grown children, and anyone else who cares to look over my shoulder of Mother Teresa’s thoughts on this day where we celebrate Father’s Day to our earthly and heavenly father.

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.  Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.  Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.  Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.  Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten.  Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.  Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God.  It was never between you and them anyway.

May love and peace dominate all of our lives.

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