Dividends still don’t lie p. 6
The three activities [for successful investing] are nothing more than being mindful about your investments and investment decisions. You put thought and consideration into other critical areas of your life, why shouldn’t you do the same about your investments? Think of it this way: By entertaining some mindful decision-making about your investments, you just might eliminate any fears and anxiety you may have about your financial future. How’s that for a payoff?”
The performance-oriented approach has three areas of focus: understand what you need so you can establish achievable goals; make investments with the highest probability for meeting those goals; and limit taxes and expenses.