We get tons of training in thinking and problem solving, but we rarely if ever get any training in awareness. Yet, awareness is often the prelude to any solution to our inability to be and stay consistent in trading.
We all want certainty in our lives. It is a wonderful thing to have order to our lives, to know what to expect, and to feel safe, but as traders, it is not always easy to get those things.
The market likes to throw chaos our way. Uncertainty is in its nature.
There are many reasons why traders have a hard time being (and staying) profitable. I’ve explored many of those reasons in depth on this blog. But as of yet, I haven’t talked about our default mode of measuring and comparing ourselves (and our lives) to others.
“When should I quit trading for good?”
If you’re a struggling trader, I’m sure this question has been in the periphery of your mind at some point.
We all know that working on our trading mindset will make us better traders, but where to start?