The #1 Skill Required To Succeed As A Trader (and what makes a good weekend!)
The #1 Skill Required To Succeed As A Trader
In this Forex trading vlog, I go apple-picking and discuss what I think is the number 1 skill required to succeed as a trader. Vlog #182.
It doesn't matter what market you are involved in. I have seen time and time again how powerful it is to not care about the day-to-day results as a Forex trader.
I have discussed this principle in-depth in How To Get Consistently Profitable In Forex Trading. There is a big difference between outcome goals and process goals. If you get affected by your day-to-day changes in P&L, you are likely not to show up as your best state in trading.
Do not forget that, as a trader, you are occupying most (if not all) the roles in your business.
How To Not Give A F**K About The Results
The first step in not caring about the day-to-day results in trading is obvious: don't look at them! Logging into your trading journal software daily to check how much money you made/lost is absolutely useless. It probably won't help your performance in any way.
The second step to help you succeed as a trader is to practice meditation/relaxation. The book The New Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz is particularly useful in providing simple exercises on the topic.
One of the exercises proposed is to create a Mental Movie. See yourself, by closing your eyes, as seeing the day-to-day results but feeling detached from them. Soon enough, you will begin to embody that trait.
With some practice, you'll slowly be able to detach yourself from what happens externally.
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