During a research experiment a marine biologist placed a shark into a large holding tank and then released several small bait fish into the tank.

As you would expect, the shark quickly swam around the tank, attacked and ate the smaller fish.

The marine biologist then inserted a strong piece of clear fiberglass into the tank, creating two separate partitions. She then put the shark on one side of the fiberglass and a new set of bait fish on the other.

Again, the shark quickly attacked.  This time, however, the shark slammed into the fiberglass divider and bounced off.  Undeterred, the shark kept repeating this behavior every few minutes to no avail.  Meanwhile, the bait fish swam around unharmed in the second partition.  Eventually, about an hour into the experiment, the shark gave up.

This experiment was repeated several dozen times over the next few weeks.  Each time, the shark got less aggressive and made fewer attempts to attack the bait fish, until eventually the shark got tired of hitting the fiberglass divider and simply stopped attacking altogether.

The marine biologist then removed the fiberglass divider, but the shark didn’t attack.  The shark was trained to believe a barrier existed between it and the bait fish, so the bait fish swam wherever they wished, free from harm.

The moral:  Many of us, after experiencing setbacks and failures, emotionally give up and stop trying. Like the shark in the story, we believe that because we were unsuccessful in the past, we will always be unsuccessful. In other words, we continue to see a barrier in our heads, even when no ‘real’ barrier exists between where we are and where we want to go.

This my friend is all about being a successful trader, Keep trying, Keep Improving until success touches you. You need to keep innovating yourself and keep learning and stop

18 thoughts on “THE SHARK BAIT STORY”

  1. real life like story. congratulations for choosing this experiment that will eventually help lot of followers of your blog provided they are willing to fight and learn

  2. Dear Brameshji,

    Thnks a Ton for bringing to us the
    real gem. Sir, u r truly INSPIRATIONAL. Sir would love to know who & what inspired u to do this great work ? & Would like to do the technical & professional course from u Sir.

  3. Nice encouraging story sir.
    Please let us know the fee for learning various technical analysis courses and is their any separate fee for learning harmonic analysis?
    Thanks and all the best sir.
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  4. You are dot on Mr.Bramesh. If there is any enemy, in absolute sense, it is oneself. It takes time, sometimes hell lot of time, to win over oneself and to rise over the mental structures [thought-processes] that are almost hardwired. Atlast I’m accepting defeat for the time being. I’m down but, don’t know whether I’m out or not.

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