This is my first blog post and I wanted to write about mindset & perspective. Yesterday I had a decent day of trading and really felt in-sync with the tickers I was trading, but now, I have this looming fear that it might have been a fluke. I have the feeling that maybe today won't be like that and, if so, what about the next trading day?? I'm just going to type my thoughts regarding both subjects to correct myself.
It may be true that the market/tickers yesterday and I synced up well but that doesn't mean it was a fluke. I just have to think about what I did right, what I did wrong, and how to improve each. If I focus on that, I will have continued moving forward. I'm glad that I am able to look at this in a different light, which leads me to my next point...
It's key. We, as traders, need to be able to see situations for what they are and not what we want them to be. Perspective allows me to look at the issue about mindset and see how I'm able to use that for me, rather than against me. Instead of "I hope I can be in-sync with the market like I was yesterday", I should be saying "I hope I can learn how to be in-sync with the opportunities the market presents to me today and on".
I wrote this mainly to get my thoughts off my chest so that today can begin on a clean slate. I just need to continue to improve and focus on only what stocks are in play.