For those of us who have been here for a long time and caught TSLA early, it can feel like we are investing gurus. Some of you may indeed be gurus and brilliant investors. However, I am not, I think 99% of us are not, and would like to humbly share a thought about prudence, conviction and investing, especially to those who had a windfall with TSLA. Observing this forum and other related forums, I am seeing some folks are now looking for the next big opportunity to capitalize on. A few of the smartest and most respected contributors have chimed in over the past 6 months with their next big move, doubling down, going all in, or just starting their due diligence. A few thoughts: 1) Investing in TSLA early was a very smart move. Being very smart in this instance does not give you investor guru status. In fact, it can give you a false sense of expertise that will come back to bite you and your sphere of influence. It does not feel good to lose your money, it feels worse to lose your family and friends' money. 2) Forum Contributors here who got in early with TSLA, made a lot of money, post well researched posts... they are not investment gurus either. They were in the right place at the right time with the right amount research and guts. This unique setup may never happen again. It was a combination of luck and conviction. 3) TSLA at $200 today is still a massive opportunity. They do indeed have potential to become one of the largest capitalized companies. Hold the line, even if it takes 10 years. (my opinion here) 4) Do not squander your windfall hoping to see another short term 10X gain. More likely you will lose it. If you truly believe 10X gain in the short term is possible with a given opportunity, take a position and average in on the rise. No one looks back at TSLA and is upset because they kept buying at $20, then $40, then $60, then $80 and so on. You would have great gains if you did this and would have been protected if it went $20 to $40 and then back down to $20. Maybe I'm preaching to the choir but this was on my mind after reading a few posts here and elsewhere. Take of it what you will.