The recent market correction in the US is perhaps a wake-up call for some of us. Well, some may think to ourselves looking at the sea of red, “Hey, investing in stocks is actually kind of risky. I can lose a lot of money within a very short period of time”.

Really our worst enemy is ourselves.

Often we hear about how others did well financially. How their investments are paying off. 2017 was a particularly low volatility year when it comes to the stock market in general.

Seldom do we hear about screw-ups – When people lost big money. And even more seldom do we hear about how people rise from their failures and learn from it.

That is natural. Who wants to look like a fool in front of others? Look like a failure.

Investing in the stock market always provide me with a very humbling experience …