Trading is about proving to yourself you can do things. As you get over these barriers you realize that you were holding yourself back for no reason. This will give you confidence to defeat the next one.
The first step is to recognize it. This is where it is important to see outside yourself. You can do this by writing, taking a break, talking about it, reading about trading, reading something completely opposite of trading, etc.
Here are a list of some of the barriers:
Making twice your goal.
Getting to your goal and then stopping.
Stopping when you are limit down.
Almost getting to your limit down and then goal.
Sitting at your station and doing nothing.
One of the hardest thing that I had to learn was to sit and do nothing. For some it is to do anything. I thought I had to be trading at all times. I had a crappy day and it was because I had over traded. I sat at my station and prepared to trade. I just didn’t take a trade. It took me doing it once to prove that I was capable of doing. Once you do it once, you can BEGIN to see how it is helpful.
Remember, action creates motivation, motivation does not create action.
There are always barriers but we determine how big they are. Do it once.
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