One of my biggest problems as an index futures trader was my inability to sustain a profit factor of above 2.0. I feel if you don't have a 2.0 profit factor then your not really a top trader and since you don't have a very large edge you're likely a blowup waiting to happen. So now what I do is record each loss as 2 twice the net loss and record each gain as normal net. So I record a one point loss as -2.2 and record a one point gain as +0.9. This trains the mind to see losses relatively larger than gains so that you're more focused on limiting them and you train your mind to see profits as relatively smaller than losses so you're more focused on protect them. I don't moniter PL, only profit factor - because profit factor shows the balance between risk and reward. And I don't have PL goals, only PF goals because PL goals aren't risk adjusted the way PF goals are.