Since the market is "driven" by fear and greed, one must eliminate these two effects on the psyche to be able to withstand the market forces and adverse events. I have not thought on this since I am not selling my consulting service and whether the average trader makes it or not, until this point was inconsequential for me. How do you detach yourself from these human emotions? It can be achieved by realizing that on the long run money and trading success is not what will make you happy. In fact happiness is not one should be seeking. Joy is! Seek joy in your life, seek permanence and wisdom. All else is total and utter bullshit. Trade as if you were either very rich or as if it was your last trade. DO not worry and do not be greedy. Worry is an emotion that is against the average trader, as you tend to conjure up positive and negative events by emotions and thoughts. Worry is like an bug on a sunlit wall, squish it, it is nothing.