What makes top traders stand out from the crowd and achieve results that for the most are just behind imagination?
The key to success is being mentally tough
What does it take to be mentally tough? There are three qualities for traders who say they want to perform at the highest levels.
1) Be Ambitious
Can you work on your trading alone or you need to be constantly spend time on Social Media, watching Blue Channels, watching World maret ? Can you find ways to make your daily and weekly trading preparation regardless of family, friends or other potential interruption?
Usually traders that can work and prepare themselves alone tend to have higher levels of mental toughness and are way more ambitious.
2) Discipline is key to success
Do you work on your mental and psychological weakness to pursue those goals? Do you write your Journal and write your mistakes. Do you work on them and make sure it does not get repeated again. DO you know when to STOP trading.
If you don’t really believe that you can improve, it is difficult that you can really grow as a trader.
3) Perseverance and Patience
Are you willing to trade, train and struggle with markers for all of your life? Are you looking for immediate success, or you can postpone it until the time is right, even if that is years in the future?
Successful traders are nimble and determined to improve for all their life, no matter how rich they become. Traders need the patience to work steadily during tough times, drawdowns and family issues.
Mental toughness is maybe the area of trading where the nurturing part of the success equation is most evident. Some traders have internalized these qualities from the very beginning of their adult life and come to trading already mentally fitted. Others have not. For the latest trading can be a double challenge that starts with improving their mindset first and their technical trading skills later.
Perhaps the best thing you should do to improve your mental toughness is to work as much on psychology preparation as you do with market preparation. And, yes, it takes double time and double effort!