Yesterday, when I wrote my piece: Financial Advice From Spiritual Leaders, it went off tangent in the comments section (it happens a lot with me).
I like to write in Chinese with Sillyinvestor as he one of the few whom I can banter with when it comes to Chinese literature and Oriental philosophies.
I would like to share the equivalent to what I quoted in Chinese: 人生得意须尽欢.
And that's: Seize the day!
It's best expressed in this short clip from Dead Poets Society:
OK, for those who like to split hairs, literally translated its not the same. But the spirit of the words are most apt!
If you are cynical, you can explain, whine, and complain why its easy for some to Seize The Day, but not you.
But deep down, you know what and who you are today are the decisions you have made (or not made) yesterday.
If you have "outsourced" your decision makings to others in the past, have you wondered why you are so eager to do DIY investing/trading now?
Or maybe the DIY part is another one of those little lies you often tell yourself?