By . Tracking Spreadsheet. At Tuesday, May 04th 2021, 01:23:59 AM.
You do not have to do it all in one shot. You just have to take action every day to move in the right direction. It does not matter how small the action may be, what does matter is that you took action at all. Momentum builds on itself and soon you will find yourself cruising towards your goals. Reward yourself for small medium and large successes The final key to creating your goals spreadsheet is to make sure you are rewarding yourself every step along the way. If you have a small goal of getting to $4001 in a month, then you better give yourself a reward the moment you make that 4001st dollar. You have to get into a habit of giving yourself rewards no matter how big or small the accomplishments. By celebrating the small goals you are preparing yourself for receiving the large goals. The rewards do not have to be huge, go buy that ice cream cone you want for getting that small goal. Treat yourself to dinner when you hit those medium goals. Treat yourself to a nice vacation when you hit the large goals. Always reward and always celebrate.
Goals take time to achieve and big goals take bigger time to achieve. Often we set lofty goals for ourselves but get overwhelmed by how we can possibly get all of It done, or if we are actually making any progress towards these goals after all of this effort. Both of these concerns can be overcome by creating a goal spreadsheet to track our goals, our progress towards them and the tasks needed to get to these goals. It is easy to set up a goals spreadsheet and it can make achieving the goals much more efficient. Know your goals Before you can start to create an effective goals spreadsheet you first must know your goals. I know this sounds simplistic, but if you do not know where you are heading the goals spreadsheet will be unable to get you there. If you do not know your destination the map is irrelevant, if you are driving from Chicago to St. Louis a map of the East coast cannot help you. The map is only as good as the final destination the map is designed to direct you towards.
After being rejected and coddled by the market one too many times, I came to the realization that I was literally spinning my wheels with no chance to succeed unless I could figure out exactly what was adding to my bottom line and conversely, what was keeping me from being just another "break-even" trader. I had already created a simple trading spreadsheet that told me the basics, but I had no way of tracking the overall performance of my trading activities. I finally resolved never to take another trade unless the primary reasons for taking it could be analyzed over a sample number of trades. The result? I created a multiple categorical performance tracking sheet that would soon have me climbing the ladder of success. Lots of work and planning went into this project, but afterward I had concrete evidence that told me when I should step on the gas, or when to put on the brakes. What I created told me key statistics in six different categories, which led to a confidence boost that cannot be described.