There are at least 3 differences between a professional trader and a trader who wants to be a professional.
Can look past current trade. Just like every move does not mean another trend neither does every movement in the P/L. Satisfaction or disappointment comes at the end of a trading day, trading month, or never.
Entry price matters the least. It is great to not take heat but it happens enough that it is important to learn from it. Being in a trade gives a trader important feedback and a professional adjusts to that feedback. A professional trader is not held to one price. Where and how they enter the market is dependent on the market not a line on a chart. They are in a hurry to exit the bad trades and patient on the good ones and the relationship between the entry price and current price is not a determining factor.
Professionals want it more. Working hard and producing are different. A professional works with a purpose and a goal in mind. They know that they have to do the little things in order to put themselves in a position to win. It is easier for them to prepare, be discipline, follow their trading plan because they are tired of being on the other side.
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