I went to a retreat at St. John’s a few weeks ago. Up there I had the chance to go to Reconciliation. Reconciliation is one of those things that sounds super intimidating and awful but is really a wonderful thing. You go and talk to a priest about the things you’ve done wrong since your last confession. Except they don’t judge you. They understand you are human and give you advice on how to be a better person. Then they forgive you. How cool is that?
I always leave feeling good about myself. At that point I can stop beating myself up about past mistakes and move forward. I can keep working at being a better person.
What does this have to do with investing? I’m here to tell you that it’s impossible to do everything right in the stock market. You will make mistakes. Don’t beat yourself up about them. Reflect on them, learn from them, and do better the next time. If you need advice on how to do better…I know a guy.
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