This is our final quote in our series, “Trading Words of Wisdom by Yoda.”
“Much to learn you still have, my old padawan, this is only the beginning”
Count Dooku grew strong in the dark side and wasn’t afraid to show it either. Yoda, however, understood something that Dooku didn’t grasp–the dark side may be powerful, but when a sith lord believes that they can control the dark side then it controls them. Yoda spent hundreds of years learning and mastering his control of the force, but I bet he would never think for one minute that he knows all there is to know about the ultimate power that flows through the universe.
When the Pedals and Profits team was doing their cross-country bike trip, Aspen decided she was grown up enough to learn how to use clip-in pedals. Clip-in pedals require special shoes that actually latch into the pedal. It takes a lot of practice and a special foot movement to disconnect the shoe from the pedal, so if the biker doesn’t disconnect their shoes properly and they come to a stop it’s an embarrassing (and sometimes painful) tumble to the ground. She was very cautious all day, and with every successful stop, she grew more confident. She finished her first day free of the disgraceful meeting with the concrete (much to the surprise of Shawn). It was a perfect ride until she pulled up to the hotel and spotted her younger sister watching in the parking lot. Pride did, as they always say, come before the fall. She claims not to remember her egotistical words of praise, only the shock of ending up on the ground with the bike on top. Confidence is good, cockiness is bad.
Just when you think you know it all, that’s usually when you get the biggest wake-up call. It’s important to recognize that we have the skill, knowledge, and potential to pursue our dreams; whether we succeed or not, it’s what we learn in the journey–not the end–that enlightens us. We should never assume that we know everything, but don’t let what you don’t know stop you from new experiences. We’d like to encourage you all to seek for new insights every day to help you improve your trading.
Happy Trading, and May The Force Be With You!