Editor's Note: For those interested in both winners and losers, the 8 beliefs of successful traders can be found here.Beliefs of Unsuccessful Traders 1.
I must be trading something all the time.2.
If I lose on a trade, I feel angry, frustrated, sad, or sick. If I win on a trade, I'm a happy camper. 3.
If I don’t get on board with the hot tip of the day, I'll miss out. 4.
The markets are out to get me. 5.
I'm unwilling to take the stop-out, so I'm turning this trade into an investment. 6.
If I just keep studying, looking, and reading, I'll find the magical formula/indicator/guru to lead me to riches. 7.
Everything has to be perfect for me to get into a trade 8.
If I win, I was skillful. If I lose, I was unlucky.
It's only through daily assessment of convictions -- and with radical honesty -- that a trader grows, develops, and thrives. Diligent examination of beliefs and the courage to change them is an ongoing challenge that must be conquered if the trader is to move to higher levels of success.
Buddha says: "Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it. Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held. Believe nothing just because it's said in ancient books. Believe nothing just because it's said to be of divine origin. Believe nothing just because someone else believes it."
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