Michel Pireu Columnist

Ari Kiev, who died in 2009 at age 75, was the first psychiatrist appointed to the US Olympic sports medicine committee and had numerous successes with Olympic athletes. In his interview with Jack Schwager in his book Stock Market Wizards, he emphasised the importance of declaring your goals with this story: Last year one trader made $28m. At the start of this year, I asked him, "What is your goal for this year?" "Fifty [million]," he answered. "Fifty?" I asked. "Well . . ." I hear that "well" and I say, "let's amplify that well. How much is in the well?" "I probably could make more." "How much more?" I asked. "I don't want to say," he replied. "Come on, say it." "I think I can make a hundred," he whispered. "Well, then say it." "Okay, I’m going to make a hundred." I tell him: "We’re going to get the guys who work with you in here." We call them in and he says, "I was just talking to Ari and we're going to make one hundred million this year." He reached 100-million that year, says Ki...

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