This video is from last winter. One of the most surreal, emotional and rewarding moments in my life. I started this whole forex thing with the expectation of being able to elevate myself financially. Like many who enter this industry, I was infatuated with the financial by product of trading. I was chasing the dollars. I was oriented around the financial benefits of trading but wasn't working hard enough to develop the skill in order to generate the level of value I desired. Psychologically speaking, things began to click when I detached myself from money and began focusing purely on mastering this craft. I was no longer putting in the hours so I can buy Louis this or Gucci that, I started pursuing greatness. You see, success in any discipline is the combination of mentality, skill and experience. All three things require time to develop. You become the person you strive to be in your mind before you do in real life. You have to embody the characteristics and develop the work ethic to create sustainable value before you ever reap the fruits of your labour. When I started making money in forex and transcended from 4 figures, to 5, to 6 and then 7, nothing about my mentality or work ethic changed. The experience and skill set that I was building during the years before I became successful was finally starting to pay off. I didn't anticipate the financial magnitude that was starting to come to fruition. I developed and perfected my plan and was just executing it day in and day out and shit just started to stick. The video you see above was a pivotal point in my life where I began realizing the fundamental components of why I started becoming successful. I had executed trades that morning, by the afternoon some news had played out and when I pulled up mt4 on my phone, I couldn't comprehend what I was seeing. I started shaking and couldn't stop for at least an hour, I had to pull over and catch myself. Anyways, the point is, success comes with time. Your journey required maturity before the fruits blossom and often times you won't realize the magnitude of your efforts until you step back and realize how far you've come. Failure is the greatest teacher.