Dislikedi want to be a sprinter, not a crawler. if i ever become a sprinter then i will be able to get to where i want to be so much quicker and easier and then i can take as much time as i like to smell the roses and watch everyone else crawling all they way over yonder in poverty-town, so to speak. i can walk around, see the sights, eat a sandwhich etc..Ignored
In a previous life I was a sprinter (a CEO of a 3000 person company that I grew from a bankrupt entity to a company with $800 million under contract and prior to that i was an officer in the military).
Sprinting takes its toll..on you..on your relationships...on your body...on everything. I was surrounded by naysayers, in fact, my Board of Directors told me to pass on what i was trying to achieve. That negativity was also very tiring. People will try to kill your spirit and they will if you let them.
The tough balance which I did not find at the time is how do i keep my spirit alive, not let the negative discussions dissuade me, not let that negative energy destroy me, not get beaten down by it. I put up a wall that unfortunately did not let the good things in either. I was extremely single focused. I was not whole. My wife kept telling me but i did not see it at the time. I do now.
When I finished ( I quit after I sold the company to a venture capital firm as i was too tired to continue) I could not smell the roses. I couldn't even see them. It took about 2 years to really get balanced. I believe that i am there now. I am not sprinting in my forex career as i am probably using a larger account size then most and I can take the marathon approach.
however, at first in forex i did attempt to sprint and I was trading M15 and H1. I would trade the London session which for me is 3:00 am start. I would get up and trade it for 8 hours and take a nap after the close and then get about 4 hours sleep prior to London open. I only knew one way to do anything and that was commit completely. I saw myself going down the same rabbit hole and i had to extricate myself. H4 and D1 allows me to do that.
I am not telling you not to sprint. I would sprint if I had to. But I would also take complete breaks every now and then. Take a long weekend vacation. Do this at least every 3 months. make it someplace sunny and bright. You will be amazed at what sunshine can wash out of your system. take up sailing or something where it feels like complete freedom.
In the meantime sprint like the very dogs of hell are on your heels. And never look back...it only slows you down.
As for everybody else...ignore them...or as my military buddies would still say..F*** 'em.