I remember reading a quote a long time ago "Never speculate for a specific need." I have found on a winning streak my entry,exit and stop rules are never broken.Once the winning streak trend becomes old then an occasional violation of a rule occurs. Then a loosing day happens with a few trades that are gambles. Sanity then returns and following the rules resumes. These discipline lapses are a like a monthly payment for something I don't own. Have noticed when there is a specific financial need it is tougher to stick to discipline and when there is no financial need it is much easier to stick to discipline.When other sources of income are doing well I never break the rules when they are doing poorly that is also when the discpline lapses start. Sort of like, I'm not hungry for the money this is one of my setups here's my stop here's my entry and it works. It is true that once you have reached a certain level in trading the real improvement in the bottom line is going to come from mastering the mental aspect of the game. Posted this to here other peoples ideas on the subject.