"If you ask a thousand people if they want to be rich, every one except the poet and the mystic will say yes. When you explain what is needed to become rich, maybe six hundred of that initial 998 will say, "No problem, I can do that." But when push comes to shove, when they have to sacrifice everything else in their lifes - having a spouse and a children, a social life, possibly a spiritual life, maybe even pleasure - to meet their goal, almost all of them, too, will fall away. Only about six of the original thousand will continue on the hard path.
Most of us don`t have the discipline to stay focused on a single goal for 5, 10 or 20 years, giving up everything to to bring it off, but that`s what`s necessary to become an Olympic champion, a world-class surgeon, or a Kirov ballerina. Even then, of course, it may all be in vain. You may make a single mistake that wipes out all the work."
in Investment Biker