Then what made elite performers different?
"...it is a transformation of one's relationship to a performance domain...There is a difference between work and immersion, and it gets at the heart of what competence means to expertise. It is the difference between painting and becoming a painter, the talent that you have and the talent that has you."
Dr. Brett references a phrase, "rage to master", which comes from a study that investigated talent development and creativity. It is a "consuming motivation to extend and express one's capacities." Every day, I feel as though I don't have enough time nor energy to do everything I want to learn and improve my trading. There have been countless days in the past several months where I am absolutely mentally exhausted by the time I get to sleep. But I don't think I've worked even a minute.
"Performers don't work because they're motivated, but because they're captivated."
After "blowing up" my account this week, and getting a wake-up call regarding focus and discipline, it's time to take all the pieces that I've learned through 1000+ actual trades in addition to reviewing thousands of other setups, and see what I'm really made of. I know I have the ability to be successful, so it's time to own this moment. I will raise my level of discipline and execution to a new level, come Hell or high water.
I possess a rage to master. This is my decisive moment. Rehearsal time is over. Next week, it's showtime.