Trading is a journey, and not everyone gets to where they yearn to go. The biggest part of the journey is internal- how we respond to uncertainty, risk, and opportunity determines where we go on the journey.
The market does what the market does, but it is up to the individual to navigate and succeed, regardless of what the market does.
This internal journey involves moving through indisputable developmental phases along the way.
Many traders assume that reading a lot about trading psychology, watching many webinars; that much exposure to the subject is akin to actually doing ‘the work’.
One reason for this is the common experience of having ‘a ha’ moments when reading about trading psychology. While these ‘a ha’ moments are an exceptional start, it takes more to advance along the journey.