Yesterday I went on full tilt stupidity......(again). Every once and awhile approximately 1 day every 2 months (on average) I have a day like this and it's really pissing me off.... It usually starts with a stupid trade that I "make up out of nothing" completely different from my methods, which of course ends in a loss or an order entry mistake, something dumb like that. Then I get mad and wait patiently for a really GOOD entry because I don't want to make another mistake, and of course well I'm waiting, 2 other (so so) setups (that I didn't take) work out beautifully... so the anger and frustration grows. Then finally my perfect set up comes and of course because this set up only works 75% of the time I get it on the day that it fails miserably....now Im down bigtime and totally frustrated. So I decide to do ONE more trade that's it... if this doesn't work I'm done for the day but l think to myself let me just increase the number of contracts (Since it's my last trade and all) and guess what, this trade works but not enough to get me to break even just a few points shy. With my confidence restored (slightly) I decide to go for another trade and of course we know what happens.... it loses and this is where I go berserk. I start to trade like a total fool trying to get even, which of course only makes things worse and worse because I am overtrading like crazy and inventing trades all over the place, by the end of the day the damage is done, usually 20% of my (trading account) is gone and of course it's Friday, giving me plenty of time to stew over the stupidity on the weekend. It's been 2 years for me now and I do consider myself a skilled trader when I do what I'm supposed to do, which is 98% of the time but its these days that are really holding me back from getting anywhere as far as making this a fulltime sustainable career. I feel that if I could just get this under control and STOP this one stupid behavior... I would be consistently successful. I don't know if other consistently successful traders (5 or more consistent years of annual profits) have gone through this if so, I would greatly appreciate any comments and feedback. Thanks You.