Accept the Fact You’re Already Dead

I watched Band of Brothers for the first time in the last week. Absolutely phenomenal.

One particular quote stood out to me:

“The only hope you have is to accept the fact that you’re already dead. And the sooner you accept that, the sooner you’ll be able to function as a soldier’s supposed to function. Without mercy, without compassion, without remorse. All war depends upon it.”

What does one have to accept for them to function as they are supposed to? Certainly that they will die eventually.

But also domain-specific items. For trading: that the market can do anything and you cannot control it. This frees you up to only focus on what you can control: how you read the market and your own trading.

P.S. Yes, I missed a day yesterday. Just slipped my mind. But I’m not too concerned as long as it doesn’t happen frequently.