Taking control of my financial future learning how to become a better investor on a daily basis and applying the following 5 principles: 1. LOSS CUTTING: Cut your loses. Capital preservation keeps you in the game. Math counts: 25% drawdown required a 33% gain to break even. Defense wins championships. Rule No. 1 of investing is dont lose money. Rule No. 2 is dont forget Rule No. 1. 2. CONFIDENCE: This cannot be taught. It comes from making decisions, taking action and learning from experience. 3. NO EGO: When the market proves you wrong, Don't argue with it. Move on and accept it. 4. CONSISTENCY: Do not become "boom or bust". Shoot for consistent positive months, quarters and years. 5. STUDENTS OF THE MARKET: Success never gets complacent. Always be eager to learn, improve entry points and chart evaluation.