Two Secrets to Setting Goals

by | Mar 15, 2022

A student recently asked me how I stay motivated to trade when I’ve already made $3.5 million in the stock market. You may be wondering something similar…

Why don’t I put my money into index funds or dividend stocks and live off of the interest stress-free?

The answer’s simple…

For me, the stock market isn’t about attaining a certain dollar amount — it’s about becoming the best trader I can be.

Bottom line: I love to trade. 

Sure, I like making money as well. But the love of the game comes before the financial rewards in my mind. 

This is why I’ve survived 10+ years as a professional trader — I live to trade, regardless of my results.

With these things in mind, I want you to ask yourself a key question … What are your goals in the stock market? 

How can you better set yourself up for success and avoid disappointment? I’ve got a few ideas…

Learn From the Best

Before we get into the specifics of goal-setting, I’d like to talk about how I learned the finer points myself.

I’ll be honest … I was lucky when I was first starting as a trader

I found Tim Sykes’ Trading Challenge within my first few months of researching the stock market — and it completely changed my life.

Sykes’ approach to money is unique. He doesn’t care about making a certain dollar amount, as many other people do. 

Sykes goes miles beyond most by donating 100% of his trading profits to charity these days. If you want to hear more about Sykes’ philanthropy, check out the video below…

Learning Sykes’ philosophy first-hand showed me the importance of avoiding financial goals. 

These days, I hope that I can pay it forward by passing this critical lesson along to you. (There are a lot of lessons I wish I could go back and teach to my younger self!)

REMEMBER: Trading isn’t about making a certain amount of money — it’s about reaching the goals that are right for YOU.

That’s a perfect lead-in to my next tip…

Don’t Set Financial Goals

Since I’m paying it forward for Sykes, let me reiterate the main point I tell students about goal-setting: don’t aim for a specific dollar amount.

Why? Because working toward financial goals will inevitably leave you disappointed.

Take it from me, a millionaire trader. If you’re truly dedicated to becoming the best trader you can be, you won’t be satisfied just because you have a certain amount of money in your account.

‘Making it’ as a trader isn’t about money. It’s about knowledge first and foremost.

[VIDEO] A Rare Live Interview With Two Millionaire Traders...

To trade options, you DON’T NEED:

❌  A big account…
❌  To stare at your computer all day every day…
❌  A stockbroker…

Because there’s a way to trade stocks (from home) without struggling through the unnecessary risk and hassle most newbies go through… 

To get started…

Click here to watch a rare interview between these two millionaire stock traders

After all, there’s a reason that 91-year-old Warren Buffett is still working hard at trading every single day — even with $100 billion+ in the bank!

Big picture: Trading is a lifelong journey. 

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been in the markets … There’s always more to learn.

I thought my life would be completely different after hitting the millionaire milestone. But much to my surprise, it wasn’t. 

Frankly, I STILL approach my trading the same way I did when I was a broke newbie. And I think that mindset has helped me grow my account exponentially over the years.

My advice? Don’t set financial goals. 

Instead, set specific educational milestones you’d like to achieve — then work tirelessly toward accomplishing them.

Final Thoughts

Trading isn’t easy. But setting realistic educational goals can help to make the journey more rewarding — and less disappointing. 

If you’re in the markets only for the money, you’re setting yourself up for failure. 

You’ve gotta love to trade first … then study diligently to become the best trader you can be.

Meet Mark:

Mark Croock is a former accountant who after studying under Millionaire Trader Tim Sykes turned his small account into $3.19 Million in trading profits by applying Tim’s strategies to options trading.

He started Evolved Trader to pay it forward and help other traders learn how to leverage options


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