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1 tick doesn't look like much, but I said I was going to not stop after being up on the day early, and I did just that.

Really finding success with working on my mindset.

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I am so happy with how I executed today. My plan was to not stop after being up, and that's exactly what I've done.

Slowly working on being able to execute my edge all day long.

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sup mate - nice thread. The lak / KT way is the best way i have found. Stick with it its worth it :-)

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sup mate - nice thread. The lak / KT way is the best way i have found. Stick with it its worth it :-)

druM3 another KT style trader. good to see lot of ppl follow it.

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I love the smell of profits in the morning.

Slowly increasing average winning trade duration.

Working my plan.

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Poor, poor performance on this ES trade.

Been holding this one for about two hours. Finally starts moving in my favor and I close it.

Fear? Frustration with the hold? Not sure

Have to work on that.

(Definitely a poor entry)

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High score on CL and ES still 8 ticks and 1 pt respectively (since starting tracking this in journal).

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Ha, I'd give this ES sequence a grade of "D".

59/60 was the level, I shorted air at 55 and held through it as my premise was still valid.

Exited for no reason other than wanted to get out, uncomfort. Have to face these emotions and challenges to grow as a trader.

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Feeling good about this one, not so much the size or magnitude of the trade, but the willingness to keep trading after being up on the day. It's something I've been working on and I'm happy to see it's paying off with reduced anxiety/fear.

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What is fear ? Human beings are programmed to fear the unknown and uncertain, it is part of our survival brain to keep us safe from what is perceived as a threat. Our brain doesnt distinguish between a physical threat and psychological discomfort, all will trigger the same emotional response. Emotions are part of us and it is the ebb and flow of our life, so dont try to kill emotions and trade better, it is not going to happen unless you scoop out part of your brain.. What is the other option to contain fear ? IF you have watched the interview with Captain Sully , who landed the Airplane in Hudson River, mentioned that he felt fear of death and fear of all the lives depending on him BUT his focus was to maneuver that plane with exact precision. Emotions did not overwhelm him because he was trained to handle such situations.

When you know the truth behind something, fear vanishes. It is called knowing.. Having confidence in your trading system is an important part of trading psychology. There is no substitute for this. How do you gain confidence ? Know your system well, the statistics - win loss ratio , expectancy and probability. You can learn to think in probabilities only if you know the statistics for your system. IF you jump around trades, that is because you dont trust your method enough to have full faith in it. When you enter a trade, there are only two possibilities, hit the stop or the target. If you execute your trading plan well, it is a winner either way. If your trading system have a positive expectancy, you are one trade closer to a big runner - law of probability and big numbers .

@rahulgopi,

Thank you for this, I keep coming back to it and finding new things to think about.

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$30 yesterday too, not really trading yesterday though, had a few other things to focus on.

No real read on direction for today yet.

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