Let me assure you – No matter how positive (or negative) you are about something, there will always be much which will not be in your control.
There are things you cannot change and things that are totally in your control. The hard task is to understand the difference between the two.
When I started writing this post, the idea was to list in order of importance, habits which set apart successful investors from those who achieve substandard returns. Naturally, such a list would require me to first state who would qualify as a ‘successful investor’ and what’s ‘substandard’.