I remember this one late afternoon when I was still a 1st grader. My tutor asked me why I flunked my exam. I told her "Hindi kasi ako nagcheat, yung mga classmates ko, lahat sila nagcheat." I still remember that very moment because deep inside, I knew I was wrong and it was such a lame excuse. That instead of admitting that I didn't study for it, I put the blame on everyone else.
The Victim Mentality - "I can give you a hundred reasons why it isn't working, and not one of those involves me." This is the very reason why a lot of people stay as losers in life.
I guess it's human nature.
Side comment : Some say this could be the reason why a lot of women can't make up their minds when choosing what to eat. Last time they did, they doomed humanity.
Many pursue trading and investing because they believe it can be their ticket to financial freedom. Oh you've heard the countless stories of successful people in this field, so you try it out. Maybe you'll get lucky. But most probably you won't. If the stock market was an easy game, everybody would be doing it. But it ain't.
At this point, you've come to realize that you need to make a decision. How badly do you want to pursue this idea of freedom? Well, here's an acid test for that : If you find a single excuse not to win in this game.
"I'm too old.
"It's too complicated."
"The market is rigged."
"I don't have insider information."
"My work schedule doesn't allow me."
"I have too little capital."
"I don't have a mentor."
If you want to be a success, stop with the excuses. And give yourself a chance. When was the last time you were so passionate about flying with your ideas that you forgot about the fear of falling?