Missing Trades

One tick happens and world is divided between winners and losers.

Sometimes the difference between a winner and a loser is only a millimeter, according to Tony Robbins, who tells about his learning curve with golf. Everyone approaches winning in a different way. Some run toward it, some inch toward it and some run from it hoping to meet it in another time and place.

"Actually, if you approach the ball and change the angle you are attacking just one or two millimeters in the beginning, it changes the arc. One millimeter off and you are in the green or in the water."

"You're only one millimeter away. If nothing's working, there's only one little thing you can change and it will change everything".

Tony recalls that as a teenager he made enormous demands on himself, doing whatever it took to achieve. He elaborates in this short video that this is the difference between successful people and what they do and what failures won’t do.

Al Pacino, "Any Given Sunday"

You find out life is a game of inches. And so is TRADING. Because in either game, life or trading, the margin for error is so small, I mean one half a step too late or too early, and you don't quite make it.

One half second too slow, too fast, you don't quite catch it. The ticks we need are EVERYWHERE around us. They're in every break of the market, every minute, every second.

I'll tell ya this ... in any trade, it's the guy willing to lose who's gonna win that tick. And I know if I'm going to have any chance any more, it's because I'm still willing to FIGHT and willing to LOSE for that tick.

Because that's what TRADING is. The next tick in front of your face.