Investing is a life-long journey marked by emotional paradoxes. Over time and through experience, we discover that most of the external environment is beyond our direct control. Instead, we focus on what we can control: our responses and behavior. Understanding why you invest and place your assets into the capital markets is an important part of the investment process. This thought exercise allows you to reconfirm your investment goals, filter out “noise”, and focus on what really matters for you and your family.