CHAPTER 3

The Morning Ritual

Repetition is the only form of permanence that nature can achieve.

—George Santayana

Your morning ritual is the most important self-controlled process of every trading day. It is essentially the gathering of the highest-quality ingredients (filtered prospects) in preparation for a delectable meal to consume. The adage “Eat what you kill” could not ring any truer. No matter how lazy, hungover, or busy you are, the morning ritual is a reciprocal tribute to the trading Gods to acknowledge your ante to play the game. This is where the work comes into play. Clicking the mouse is not work. Anyone can fire a pistol. Most do not possess the efficiency and accuracy of a sniper. That is the dedication and thoroughness required ...

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