For such a big bird its hunting method is awesome. Standing in shallow water, absolutely still for several minutes at a time before suddenly striking at frogs and fish with incredible speed and accuracy.
Watching herons is breathtaking and also carries many life lessons when converted to human behavior and the art of trading for a living.
The heron plants its long legs firmly, body motionless, grounded so as to become one with its surroundings. Calm, quiet and aware it waits with alert senses and presence. Total focus, total concentration; channelling its entire body into patient poise, as it waits with statue-like demeanor.
From unhurried grace to swift agile motion the heron snaps in the blink of an eye to feed. Then, it returns to stillness, quiet, calm, alert concentration once again.
DOES THIS HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH TRADING FOR A LIVING?
ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.
Can you raise your alertness and tune into your surroundings like the heron?
Can you heighten your senses and remain grounded in the present moment?
Can you remain calm, gentle, patient and occasionally still, even motionless?
Can you blend speed, agility and finesse?
Can you balance aliveness with an unhurried nature?
Can you remain in touch with the nature of the markets – alive to opportunity?
Can you mimic the poise of the heron to enhance your trading performance?
The nature of this poised bird has a lot to teach a trader about how to hunt for opportunity.