The Simple Reason I’m Motivated

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Seeing failure taught me urgency.

I’ve always been ambitious and driven, but that only comes from seeing many, many examples of the alternative. In other words, I’ve seen the effect of macro failure so often than I’m compelled to run like hell in the opposite direction. And I’m not just talking about forgetting the eggs at the store, or forcing your kid to play the wrong instrument.

When you see how bad things can get, you learn to not let it slide that far.

Seeing people take losses like these they weren’t prepared for showed me that sometimes we’re forced into hard choices. But seeing enough of these losses showed me that they’re preventable if you make the hard calls yourself before it’s time.

Writing code that burns cash (trading bots). <mika@myika.co>

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