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Make It a Habit


Make It a Habit

As I have made my way through Silver I in the last few months, some things have dawned on me about Trading.
First, trading is a discipline, not a lottery ticket. It requires focus, intentionality and a pattern of consistent effort, to achieve certain goals. In that discipline, I found my entire life is becoming more disciplined. I believe that trading helps secure profitable habits in other areas of life.

Let me give you an example. I found, over the last two years of trading witha Apiary, that my system works best between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. In the morning. I trade the EU with various indicators. My pattern has become focusing on making sure that I am sitting in front of the computer by 6:30 a.m. That requires me to get proper sleep, arrange my schedule, which includes right now and 8 to 5 job, and other things, including not trading at other times during the day, but restricting my trading to that time of the day.

To finish my silver requirements, I had the most difficult time with the five profitable days in a row. I had several starts with two and three days in a row, and then wood stumble on the 3rd or the 4th day. So, I had to start over about three or four times. What I learned in that adverse situation was that my discipline trading at that particular time of day had to be a focus. And, I had to train myself to not look at even my record of how many days I had been profitable--only that my next step was to begin again each day as though it were the first day in the sequence of five days, at 6:30 a.m. This proved useful and profitable and I want to continue it as long as I trade.

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 10:30pm