“Raise your sail one foot and you get ten feet of wind.”
I’ve always liked this quote. It evokes the idea that a little bit of effort can be hugely rewarding. In other words, you gotta try in the first place before anything is going to happen. I’ve certainly found that to be true in life. I think options trading, the subject of this book, is a perfect example. A little effort and a little learning can go a long ways.
I like the quote from my perspective as a sailor as well. It’s true. Raising your sail even a small amount can make a significant difference in how the boat sails. It’s been said many times and many ways that life requires us to adjust our sails to suit the inevitable changes blowing in the wind. That ability, a very sailorly attribute, will take you to far horizons, some of which will surprise even you.
I’ve written this book with the hope that a little bit of learning about options and a little bit of ‘raising your sail’ will take you a long way in the financial direction you want to go.