1). Put yourself out there. Again and again. Take the next trade.
2). Keep yourself in a position to take the next trade. How?
3). Take small losses. Have a stop in place. Always. Have the guts to have it in place physically.
4). Trade with money that doesn’t hurt you if it’s gone.
5). Don’t exhaust stamina. Put trade in place with smart stop that moves as per definition, and then forget it.
6). Keep yourself physically and mentally fit. Good health will make you take the next trade. Bad health won’t.
7). Have a system…
8). …with an edge, and even a slight edge will do.
9). Keep sharpening your system.
10). Don’t listen to anyone. You’ve got your system, remember? Sc#@w tips. God has given you a brain. Use it.
11). Let profit run. Don’t nip it in the bud. PLEASE.
12). A big profit doesn’t mean you’re it. It can become bigger. And bigger. Remember that.
13). What’s going to keep your account in the green over the long run are the big winning trades. LET THEM HAPPEN. How?
14). You exit when the market stops you out. Period. Your trailing stop on auto is fully capable of locking in big gains and then some.
15). Similarly, make the market make you enter. Entries are to be triggered by the market. Use trigger-entries on your platform.
16). When a trade is triggered, you’re done with it, till it’s stopped out, in profit or in loss. Can you follow that?
17). Your trade identification skills are going to improve over time. Get through that time without giving up.
18). Despair is bad, but euphoria is worse. Guard yourself against euphoria after a big win. Why?
19). Big wins are often followed by recklessness and deviations from one’s system that is already working. NO.
20). Use your common-sense. Is your calculator saying the right thing? Can this underlying be at that price? Keep asking questions that require common-sense to respond. Keep your common-sense awake.