I am happy to see one of my early trades - Food Empire appearing in today's top gainers (%). I bought this stock many moons ago and remember it was a fairly big player in instant coffee in Eastern Europe. I love to drink coffee back then and think Eastern Europe will develop in the coming years and bought into it. It was more than 100% return todate. WOW. Congrats to myself !!! Haha.
The wise thing to do is the selection of which stock to buy but RATHER walking with the Lord, the wisest of the wise, the maker and the one who knows all. It took me a long time to discover this truth yet when one is willing to repent, his destiny begins to take shape, slowly but surely. Have faith in HIM.
In the school of trading, it is said that one must track their performance, recording both winners and losers. I had done that in the past and have found it difficult to move out from mourning the losses. Instead of bouncing back, I went into self blame, strong criticism, regrets, frustrations and anger. It make my emotional account more volatile than necessary. This time, I decide to do something different. I want to focus on the winning only. This picture above is not my trade nor I had traded this before but find it to illustrate my state of emotions right now.
Focus on the maker - our God and plant our foundation firmly in his words, savouring every single verse/words carefully and he promised to give us the harvest in due seasons. I thought this is very meaningful and I chart this to motivate myself not to lose myself in the woods - worrying about the inevitable losses and forget the maker !
By having amnesia on losses, regardless of big or small is in a way denying it has happened. This denial clears the room in my head to store only the winning records - the big ones and the accumulation of small ones. Sieving through them make me happy and also drives me to outdo the previous records. Focus on what I had done right and celebrate the wins, big or small.
When one focus on the maker and his own portfolio without reference to the world out there, he has peace within himself as he stops comparing his results with others. He did things at his own accord, trusting the Lord that at its appointed time, he will reap his harvest in abundance. Imagine if all of us could do that, wouldn't this place be a better one to live in ?
2 more days before the result is going to be released. Each day, I would go for more prayer walk and it includes this goal as well. Yesterday, the whole family goes to church and without fail, we would take the bus no, 857 but for the first time, I took notice of Prinsep Street which was the place I supposed to get down to collect my winning cheque. I also saw the Singapore Pools on the building and I imagined myself , a little nervous and trying hard to contain the excitement inside the lift. Then, I queued and when my turn came, the lady asked me, may I have your IC please?
This words kept playing in my mind and I felt ecstatic hearing it again and again. I imagined going home and closed alll the windows and jump on the bed for joy, afraid others would think there is a lunatic at home. I mean, how often does one strike the lottery? Then a thought flash across my mind. Is it because most people think it is by luck or difficult to strike it thus they do not give much thought to it? What if there are people out there who habitually strike the lottery ?
The thought of it made me scared for a moment, thinking how on earth can I harbour such thoughts? Is that evil to begin with? A little confused because I never shared this with anyone including my spouse for fear she thinks I am gong crazy or something. If someone has such thoughts, would he or she be label as an addictive gambler ?
Would me entertaining such thoughts make me a bump, choosing to take things the easy way out instead of finding a proper job? Or is this what they called wishful thinking? I reckon asking 10 people I would get 10 different answers, so why bother. I choose to put it to the test.
Assumption if persisted long enough will harden into facts as Neville said. He personally has done it unumbered times and I think his concept is also applicable in today's time. The job gets tough with the concentration part as doubt, reasons and external senses would have you believe it is not possible. Neither are past experiences giving you the confidence that this is doable. No wonder ,so few people rely on this method and rather follow the herd to work their a** out day in night out, feeling unhappy with their work and life. The easy way out is some form of entertainment, food, only to self deceive oneself that this path of getting rich is for the day dreamers.
Little do they know the secret as it is so clearly stated in the Bible - ask and you shall receive (not will receive). That is probably the most conflicting part of the game and that kind of shake people off. How can they believe if they have not try it ? Experiments must be our own and only then can we say to ourselves that we had experienced Scriptures.
I wonder how did Neville get himself into the state so easily, like sitting in a hotel room chair and his mind can bring him miles away to the destination he wants. Sometimes, hearing his story sounds like some kind of mystery as it is challenging to put a mental picture to what he had experienced.
Perhaps, God had given me a clear sign recently. There was this plant that we had for several years now. First it was okay under my mother-in-law care. Then she went back to China and I was tending to the garden. This particular plant had yellow and withered looking leaves, I hated the sight of it and kept pruning it. That was even before I knew about Neville's pruning method, just do what a gardener would do.
Many months later, I discovered, young shoots began to grow, and they were healthy now. A few days ago, a flower blossom, a very nice surprise indeed. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Habakkuk 2.3
Could this really be God's timing, I asked?Of course, I had prayed for a abundant and lushful green garden one that I would like to have in my new house. Could this manifestation be part of my wishlist? Could it be possible that I had planted the seed and forgotten how the harvest look like? If the harvest (wish fulfilled) is based on the feelings as Neville kept emphasized, then the outpicturing of it could differ from our initial thoughts I guessed.
Back to the lottery ticket. I wanted to be the winner , the 2.3 million was what the company was offering, not something that I came up with. And I think when most people think of this 2.3 million, they compared it with their current salary, maybe networth. The bigger the gap, the harder it is to convince themselves that this windfall would be part of their assets. The truth is not the amount but whether they believe they deserve this amount at all. The fact that most people do not earn to get this money , make it harder for them to accept and agree that they can own this sum of money. And there is nothing wrong with it. It is a gift from god and everyone would get it IF and only IF they wished for it. Is it not true that each month there is a winner?
I aint sure if this guy knew about the technique but he sure does think he is going to be the next lucky guy, just like I do this coming Tuesday. I will update soon.