When I was in my mid-20s, my health and fitness were not at their peak.
Overweight by seventy pounds, I couldn't walk a mile without panting.
For your info, I was 240 lbs.
And my ex-girlfriend and I had planned to hold our wedding in twelve months’ time.
So, I made a personal challenge to lose the excess weight before getting married.
I was crazy with fitness back in my early 20s. After a major surgery, I lost the inner drive to remain healthy.
Fast foods were my source of comfort.
When I felt stress, I binged. When I felt happy, sad or angry, I looked for my burgers and fries.
It didn't matter what others say about my physical appearance.
I was getting fatter every day.
After pledging my resolutions, I went straight to work.
I was hitting the gym daily. Besides lifting weights, I did long cardio workouts too.
Eight months passed.
But I didn't make much improvement. Instead, I felt sick and flabby.
And I gained few pounds too. No, it wasn't muscle mass!
So I sat down to review my progress.
And I discovered many basic flaws in my previous daily actions.
Some of them were:
• Lack of sleep
• Heavy smoking
• Poor eating habits
After identifying the gaps, I began to research on how other successful people do it. And I modeled them.
It wasn't easy at first. But I stuck with the plan. I stayed focus.
When our wedding day arrived, my body transformation surprised everyone who attended.
Although I was short of losing ten more pounds to hit my personal goal, I was proud of what I've achieved.
“Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars." - Les Brown
To make serious money in stock investments, you’ve to adopt the same approach to losing weight too.
There must be systems that'd guide you to generate profits yearly.
When I first began trading, I assumed it was about buying and selling only. And the end-product was huge profits.
But the actual outcome was opposite.
I was speechless when I saw my bank account.
My heart sank when my life savings were down to double digits only.
In my few months of trading, I relied on TV shows, movies, and magazines for information.
Besides that, I listened to tips and ideas from newspapers and financial celebrities.
I ignored the thought of attending seminars, workshops, courses and reading investment books.
I thought that they'd take a lot of hard work, time and my hard-earned money.
I want fast and easy cash. ‘Casino-style.’
My initial trades were profitable. They're not much. But it was a good start.
Some called it ‘beginner's luck.'
It gave me confidence and 'power.'
Well, it was far from the truth.
Overtime, my profits got lesser. And my trade losses became larger.
“What the hell..?”
I began to dig into my savings to fuel my ‘passion.'
I convinced myself that I was going through a dry patch. And my winning streak would return soon.
Again, I was wrong.
For the next several months, I lost more than hundred grand.
What was going on?
No, the capital losses didn't happen overnight.
It's like a disease. It'd eat away all your money without you realizing it.
I decided to take charge of my actions:
In short, I didn't leave any spot uncovered.
And I did those things for more than seven years.
Three years later, my hard work started to pay off.
It was a long journey to realize my dream. But I’m proud that I didn't give up despite series of setbacks.
So let's summarise what you've learned.
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