Every trader I consider to be successful always emphasizes the importance of psychology in trading. 1. For a couple months now I keep thinking that I need to find decent setups and then I'll be good to practice the psychology aspect. Why does nothing work? Am I that different? More importantly, why do so many traders keep saying that choosing setups is the easy part to trading?? 2. If only I could just play reversals during ranges and continuations during trends! 3. I keep thinking about that word context. 4. Okay so fade ranges in ranges, and trade with-trend (pull-backs) in trends. Simple. Done. Still doesn't work. WTF??? 5. If you don't know where you're at, and you only know other traders through ET's message boards, then it's really hard to figure out what to do next. So I keep trying, day after day. Then, today, I read a post that puts it all together for me. Here it is: So now it makes sense kinda. Yes it seems I do know the basics of price action after all, and it seems I do know setups, tons of them. So maybe it is as simple as fading ranges and trading continuation in trends. The hard part is appropriately evaluating context in real-time. The hard part I imagine is staying disciplined in uncertainty, following my setups in a market where anything can happen, and distinguishing between my errors and the market's wildness. The hard part seems to be all the subtleties and nuances that no one can explain because the only way to get to that point is by spending the time. It's not just get a setup and trade it. It's all the questions that go along with the ability to read a market, and that takes time. I just wanted to share this "ah-ha" moment with ET in case there are others that have been in my shoes.