Sunday, August 30, 2009

Birthday Thoughts on Passions and Priorities


A heartfelt rap from Eminem says it well: Never let your passions, drive, and obsessions damage the relationships that ultimately sustain you.

As I approach the ripe old age of 55 this coming week, I think about what's most important and become ever more appreciative of family, friends, and colleagues, many of whom I've met through the blog.

Many thanks--

Brett

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16 comments:

OKL said...

Happy Birthday Doc, you and John Mauldin share pretty close birthdays!

Go you oldies!

I wonder if you are getting a "second wind" in your life =)

Gro said...

Happy Birthday, Dr Brett :)

And 55 isn't old ; maybe you still haven't lived half of your life yet :P

Sigamani said...

Wish you a happy birthday.. I agree completely with you.. Family strength is what keeps one person driving in the life

//Deiva

Matt Busigin said...

That reminds me of Harry Chapin's Cats in the Cradle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH46SmVv8SU

I hope it doesn't resonate for my future kids.

Arie Blum said...

Happy Birthday Dr Brett!

Thank you very much for all the knowledge and experience you have shared with us..
I wish you luck for the next 30 years of trading to come!

SSK said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You are now qualified to get some discounts for you coffee at Micky D's (I think!)Every decade in my life has been more exciting than the previous, with doors opening to things never before considered. Good Health to you! Best, SSK

volK said...

happy birthday Doc!

wishing you all the very best in life.

thank you for everything !

T. said...

Happy Birthday, Doc!

May your next decade be as fulfilling.

t.

Jorge said...

Dr. Steenbarger,

Oh my God!!! You're turning 55?! Now? But then, your sign of the Zodiac is Virgo...

55 (years) is part of the Fibonacci sequence , if you translate your first and last name into numbers and add their square roots (as per the Idiot's Wave Almanac) you get 18, which is part of the Lucas sequence!

Virgo is the sixth sign of the Zodiac and 6 is the first integer number that is not part of either the Fibonacci or the Lucas sequence...

You know what this means???!!!

Record trading profits for the new fiscal year, excellent health for all of your family and eternal bliss.

Best wishes (not that you need them with those stars watching over you, mind you ;))

Jorge

etoke said...

Happy Birthday Doctor Brett.
Thank you for all your contribution. You have made a huge difference in many peoples' lives.

ME said...

Happy Birthday and great going!

Michelle B said...

The happiest of Happy Birthdays, sweetheart!

Relationships anchored within a life void of passion can't compensate for its lack, and life passion without sustaining and stimulating relationships is a drag also! You got both, and you aim to keep both. No faultin' that. Keep truckin'.

Fred said...

Happy Birthday Dr. Brett

It's a pleasure getting to know your thoughts. Wish all the very best in life.

Fred

Michele said...

Happy Birthday and many many more! And thanks so much for sharing your passion for the market and your awesome insights into its psychology with us on a daily basis :-)

Brett Steenbarger, Ph.D. said...

Hi All,

Many thanks for the birthday well-wishes; I'm very touched and very appreciative. It means a lot to me--

Brett

Gangineni Dhananjhay said...

Happy Birthday Doc,

You are a God sent gift to Traders all over the world. As a trader in India , I shudder to think my trading effort without your writings and Blog and Inspiration