I spent the weekend listening to Steadytrade and Twitch pod casts and watching Steadytrade videos. I was able to come to a better understanding that I was not the only one who made mistakes over the month. Especially with KODK some very successful trader had short falls as well. Listening to their thesis made me realize my initial thesis is on the right track, however I just need to stick with the plan, and not be afraid to miss out on the trade, as well as work on the exicution. On the Steadytrade pod cast Co-host Steven Johnson stated "look at trading is like a billboard, by the time everyone has heard about,it's probably time to sell, or short" I believe was the quote. This is a good way to think about trading. watching the momentum climb, but exiting before the volume dries up ensuring the exit is achieved. I was listening to reviews of Can't Hurt me by David Goggins. During the review there were many great points. The one in particular which stood out was "you can know success until who have known pain". Thinking back on my life experiences I like may others understand the concept of this phrase. I served in the Utah Army National Guard for 12 years during that I served on 1 deployment. I am a Deputy Sheriff and have been for going on 13 years. There have been times where I experienced pain during assignments which led to success. I was just not able to see it at the time. Looking at my Law enforcement career one example was when I accepted an assignment as a motor cop. That course while only 2 weeks is extremely intense and requires not only the physical endurance, but the mental stamina. You are required to lay the bike down and pick it back up, basically dead lift it like 100 time. This helps you understand how to pick it up in case you drop it on the road. So bringing this all together. There are times when I get off track, but when I stay focused, I have been able to succeed and know I can do this. I just have to put in extra work. Because I understand that I struggle with reading, That that it is hard. It's that I lose interest very fast, and don't care to finish. The first book and only book to date I have finished had been the american hedge fund. So August is a new month, I have a renewed sense of excitement. I am ready to learn, and trade. I want to change my life and my families life for the better, I would like to be able to give back to the community. I would like to become financially free. I am learning a lot about myself, and have a journey ahead. I am excited.