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New Trader Excuses: Conquering Options Trading Hurdles for Beginners

beginners options education study techniques Mar 19, 2023

Learning how to trade options or invest into stocks or for that matter any specialized learning can be empowering yet difficult to follow through.

Yes, we all understand that learning is a lifelong journey, but sometimes we can feel discouraged and give up on our learning endeavors or courses after only a few lessons. It's easy to make excuses, whether it's lack of time, difficulty understanding the material, or feeling like we're not smart enough. But quitting early can hold us back from achieving our goals and reaching our full potential. That's why this post is so important.

I'll explore the top 5 common excuses for giving up on learning and provide actionable tips for overcoming them. Whether you're a student, a professional, or simply someone who wants to keep growing and learning, this post is for you.

By learning how to push through these obstacles, you'll be better equipped to tackle new challenges and achieve your goals. So, don't miss out on this valuable advice - read on to discover how to overcome the top 5 excuses for giving up on your courses!

Here are the top 5 excuses for giving up, and how to overcome them:

Excuse #1: "I don't have enough time."

Reality: Time is a valuable resource, but it's also about priorities. If you want to learn, you need to make time for it. Even 10-15 minutes a day can make a difference. Set a schedule, eliminate distractions, and commit to your learning goals.

Excuse #2: "I don't understand the material."

Reality: Learning is not always easy, and it's okay to struggle. Instead of giving up, try to approach the material from a different perspective. Ask questions, review your notes, and seek help from your class community or instructor. You'll be surprised how much progress you can make with a little effort.

Excuse #3: "I'm not smart enough."

Reality: Intelligence is not the only factor that determines success in learning. Hard work, determination, and persistence are just as important. Remember, everyone starts somewhere, and with practice, you can improve your skills and understanding.

Excuse #4: "This is too complex."

Reality: Some topics can be complex, but that doesn't mean you can't learn them. Break them down into smaller, more manageable parts, ask for help, and practice regularly. As you gain confidence and understanding, you'll find that even complex topics become more approachable.

Excuse #5: "I'm not good with computers."

Reality: Learning how to use technology can be daunting, but it's an essential skill in today's world. Don't let your lack of experience hold you back. Take advantage of online resources, ask for help, and practice regularly. As you become more comfortable with technology, you'll find that it becomes easier to learn and engage with course material.

Remember, learning is a journey, and it's never too late to start or pick up where you left off. Don't let common excuses hold you back from achieving your dreams and reaching your full potential. By pushing through the challenges, you'll not only gain knowledge and skills, but you'll also develop resilience, perseverance, and a growth mindset.

How does OptionPundit support your learning:

If you are an OptionPundit program student, my team I support your via multiple ways. There is actually no room for excuses! 


You can start where you left, so don't worry. Anytime, anywhere. From the same dashboard, you can simply track your progress or connect with your community.

If you are inside a lesson, learn from the tutorials, download PDFs, worksheets, questions and answers from previous students, check your coaching calls and/or see additional videos curated specially for you or most frequently asked questions.

By logging into our community app (mobile or desktop), you're never alone. Depending upon your program, you can participate in a challenge, or join our strategic session that are conducted live to further support you specially during extreme market volatility.

While learning at your own pace, you can learn from experiences of other successful traders who are real traders, placing real trades and sharing real learnings with you.

And of course you have the old classic way of getting support which is just an email away!! There are so many systems we have designed to support you. All you need to just be passionate about your learnings and commit to your success. 

So, keep learning, keep growing, and never give up on yourself. The road ahead may be tough, but with determination, hard work, and a willingness to learn, you can overcome any obstacle and achieve your goals. So go ahead, take that next step, and embrace the journey of lifelong learning! You got this!

Seeding for your success!


P.S.: So, what's your excuse to stop learning? Please feel free to add any other excuses you have =)

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